Breaking: Frankie Edgar Forced Out Of UFC Denver Due To Injury, Yair Rodriguez Stepped In

Frankie Edgar Out Of UFC Denver Main Event Against Chan Sung Jung Due To An Injury

UFC Fight Night 139 is set to take place on Nov. 10, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado and this will be the UFC’s 25th Anniversary show. The main headliner originally slated between former UFC champion Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung, aka “The Korean Zombie.”

However, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Edgar forced to pull out of his main headliner bout after injuring his left bicep, good thing he doesn’t require surgery. Edgar is hoping to make a come back in a few months and would like to fight as early in January of 2019. UFC was quick to find a replacement as featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez will step in on short notice to face Jung.

Rodriguez (10-2) didn’t set foot inside the Octagon since losing the bout to Edgar back in May 2017. “El Pantera” was initially slated to face Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 228 in September but had to pull out due to injury.

Rodriguez was almost on the verge of being cut by promotion due to of turning down fights. Ultimately, the UFC and Yair handshake and make up things, and he’s now doing promotion a huge favor by agreeing to face a tough opponent on short notice.

Jung who last fought back in February of 2017, when he knocked out Dennis Bermudez. Before this bout, ‘Korean Zombie’ had almost four years of lay off, then needed a knee surgery which he injured during Bermudez fight that sidelined him for nearly a year. Now he’s looking to make his way back to featherweight rankings to an eventual second career title shot.

UFC Denver co-main event features a welterweight showdown between Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Mike Perry.

Published on October 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm
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