John Lineker Apologizes For Missing UFC Brooklyn


John Lineker was set to fight Cory Sandhagen next weekend at UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, but the fighter would suffer an injury and get pulled from the bantamweight division encounter.

The fighter has now taken to Twitter to apologize for missing next weekends historic event:

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Lineker has yet to reveal exactly what caused him to miss UFC Fight Night Brooklyn and it is still unknown just how long the fighter is going to be out of action for.

Mario Bautista would get the opportunity to replace Lineker against Sandhagen and Bautista does so while making his UFC debut. Bautista does enter the bout as an undefeated professional MMA fighter, holding a record of 6-0-0. 

UFC Fight Night Brooklyn takes place on Saturday, January 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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