Report: Claudia Gadelha Off UFC Fight Night Washington DC

UFC Fight Night Washington DC is less than two months away and the card has taken a hit because Claudia Gadelha is out of her bout against Cynthia Calvillo.

Gadelha announced the news via a video on Instagram, with the following transcript of what she said provided by MMA Junkie:

“After my last fight, I had to take a break because I broke a finger and I rolled my ankle. I have a torn ligament and a ruptured tendon, and I took some time off because I had to let it heal; I had to let my body heal and let my injuries heal. I went away, I told you guys I was going away, (and) I asked everybody not to bug me because I needed the time. I took the extra time and I went away and I did whatever I wanted to do. I came back and I started doing rehab. It’s been over two months now treating these injuries, and my finger is fine now, but my ankle is just not getting better. I did everything I could to be 100 percent by Dec. 7. The UFC knows, the [UFC Performance Institute] knows because I’ve been there this whole time treating my injuries. It’s just not happening.”

It is unknown if Calvillo is going to remain on the card at this time, but UFC officials are reportedly seeking a replacement opponent for her to fight.

UFC Fight Night Washington DC takes place on Saturday, December 7 from the Capitol One Arena in Washington DC with Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.

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