This month’s UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo card has taken another hit as Luan Chagas has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Niko Price due to a broken foot.
It was Chagas who announced his withdraw through Instagram:
Fala galera, tenho uma noticia importante pra vocês. Infelizmente minha luta do dia 28 de outubro no UFC Sao Paulo caiu, devido a uma fratura que sofri no pé durante o camp. É uma fratura que nescessita de cirurgia e ja está marcada pra essa semana que vem. Fiquei muito triste com isso mais nesse esporte essas coisas acontecem. "Espero que assim que eu estiver recuperado da cirurgia possamos marcar essa luta @nikoatt . Quero muito enfrentar você e sei que todos querem ver isso! Aproveite sua proxima luta e logo estarei de volta pra resolvermos essa parada. Hello evereyone, i have news for you. Unfortunately my fight in october 28 in UFC Sao Paulo will not happen. I had a Fracture in my foot during the camp and my surgery already for next week. I got really upset, but this is MMA. This things happen all the time. "I hope ass soon as i get recovery we could fight @Nikoatt . I really want to fight against you and i Know that everebody wants to watch it. Enjoy your next fight and soon as possible i will be back to settle this up" #ufc #ufcfighter #ufcSaopaulo #mma #bjj #artesuave #karate #training #
Price is expected to remain on the card at this time as UFC officials are seeking a replacement for him to fight later this month.
Price (11-0-0) has already earned three wins under the UFC banner, those three wins came over Brandon Thatch, Alex Moreno and Alan Jouban. Price also spent a part of his career in the Fight Time MMA promotion, with six of his wins there coming by way of first round finish.
Chagas is the most recent fighter to pull out of the event, because Augusto Mendes had been pulled from the card as well due to an injury.
UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo takes place on Saturday, October 28 from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.