TORONTO — An injury has forced Canadian featherweight T.J. (The Truth) Laramie off the May 1 UFC Fight Night card.
The 23-year-old from Windsor, Ont., was slated to face Damon (The Leech) Jackson. He will be replaced by Luke (Cool Hand) Sanders. The UFC did not specify the injury.
Laramie (12-4-0) is coming off a submission loss in his UFC debut to Darrick Minner last September.
The main event in Las Vegas sees Dominick (The Devastator) Reyes, ranked third among light-heavyweight contenders, against No 5 Jiri (Denisa) Prochazka of the Czech Republic.
Canadians Randa (Quiet Storm) Markos and K.B. (The Brngal) Bhullar are also on the May 1 card at the UFC's Apex production facility.
Markos faces Brazilian strawweight Luana Pinheiro in a bout that was originally set for UFC 260 on March 27 but was rescheduled after the 35-year-old from Windsor contracted COVID-19.
Bhullar, a 29-year-old from Edmonton, takes on Greek middleweight Andreas (Spartan) Michailidis.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7 2021
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