Teemu Packalen has suffered a knee injury and it requires surgery, the injury has forced him off of the UFC Fight Night Gdansk card.
Packalen made the announcement himself via Instagram:
Marcin Held was set to be Packalen’s opponent at the event. The fighter is expected to remain on the card at this time as the UFC seeks a replacement competitor for him to fight.
Held (22-7-0) has gone winless thus far in his three fights under the UFC banner. Those three losses in the UFC came over the trio of Diego Sanchez, Joe Lauzon and Damir Hadzovic. Held has previously challenged for the Bellator MMA Lightweight Title, losing to then champion Will Brooks by unanimous decision at Bellator 145.
UFC Fight Night Gdansk takes place on Saturday, October 21 from the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland with Donald Cerrone and Darren Till headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.