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UFC on FOX 9: Varner out, Replacement Sought

Pat Healy

Injury has claimed yet another UFC lightweight from UFC on FOX 9 as Jamie Varner has been forced out with a shoulder injury. The UFC is currently searching for a replacement for his scheduled opponent, Pat Healy. MMAJunkie first reported Varner’s injury late Monday, with Varner confirming the news via twitter late Monday evening.

UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California on December 19 and will be headlined by a UFC flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. The night’s co-main event will see bantamweights Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber face off in a crucial bout in the bantamweight division. The FOX network event will take place at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena), with prelims airing via FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.

UFC on FOX 9 Fight Card:

Main Card (FOX 8PM ET)

  • UFC Flyweight Title Fight: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Joe Benavidez
  • Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
  • Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
  • Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1, Facebook)

  • Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon
  • John Dodson vs. Scott Jorgensen
  • Pat Healy vs. TBA
  • Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Court McGee
  • John Moraga vs. Darren Uyenoyama
  • Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo
  • Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout

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