Cody Garbrandt No Longer Competing At UFC Vegas 61 Due To Injury

Despite nearly ten months since the last time Cody Garbrandt got back in the UFC cage, the wait will be even longer.

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Cody Garbrandt has been pulled from UFC Vegas 61.

The former bantamweight champion was set to return to his old division against Rani Yahya on the card taking place October 1.

However, Yahya pulled out last week after suffering a neck injury.

The plan from the UFC was to keep Garbrandt on the card and find a replacement opponent.

That was, until Garbrandt suffered his own injury that pulled him off the card. His contest with Yahya will now be postponed as a result.

“Cody’s fight has been postponed,” Dave Lockett, UFC senior director of public relations told ESPN. “Both fighters are injured, so we are not sure as to when the bout will be rescheduled.”

This is the second time the fight has been rescheduled.

They were originally set to fight in July only for Yahya to suffer another neck injury.

Cody Garbrandt Looking To Turn Things Around

Garbrandt last competed in December when he suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Kai Kara-France.

It was notably his flyweight debut as he looked to turn his fortunes around.

Instead, he suffered his fifth defeat in six outings, with the defeat to Kara-France being his fourth by knockout during that run.

It made his fight with Yahya all the more pivotal as “No Love” certainly can’t afford another loss if he has hopes of becoming a champion again.

Published on September 20, 2022 at 10:33 pm
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