Next Sundays UFC Fight Night Hamburg card has taken another hit according to Max Freedman of MMA Today as Alan Jouban has suffered an injury and has been pulled from the UFC’s return to Germany. There is no word at this time as to the severity of the injury to Jouban and how long the fighter is going to be out of action for.
UFC officials are seeking a replacement fighter to face Danny Roberts on short notice, as Roberts is expected to remain on the card at this time.
Roberts (15-3-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last five UFC bouts, with his latest fight being a victory over Oliver Enkamp at UFC Fight Night London. Roberts has seen just one of his bouts in the UFC go the distance and that was a win over Dominique Steele at UFC 197. Roberts is undefeated on “Fight Night” cards thus far, having won his previous three appearances at such events.
UFC Fight Night Hamburg takes place on Sunday, July 22 from the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany with Anthony Smith and Mauricio Rua headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.