Featherweight prospect Doo Ho Choi has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been pulled from UFC 214, where he was set to fight on the pay-per-view card against Andre Fili.
Upon hearing the news, the uninjured Fili posted on Twitter that he wants to remain on the card.
Choi is out. Doesn't matter. I'm only focused on what I can control. I'll be ready July 29th to beat someone up.— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) June 14, 2017
Choi is out. Doesn't matter. I'm only focused on what I can control. I'll be ready July 29th to beat someone up.
— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) June 14, 2017
Fili (16-4-0) has rotated wins and losses throughout his UFC run, with his last fight being a victory over Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 96. Fili has a record of 2-2-0 on UFC pay-per-view card’s, defeating Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 and Felipe Arantes at UFC 179, while suffering defeats to Max Holloway at UFC 172 and Yair Rodriguez at UFC 197. Fili also fight twice in the Tachi Palace Fights promotion, defeating the duo of Enoch Wilson and Ricky Wallace.
UFC officials have yet to comment on the situation, a replacement opponent should be announced shortly.
UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.
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