By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The injury bug has struck again!
This time it’s former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-3 MMA) who has suffered an elbow injury, which will force him out of his scheduled UFC on FOX 16 bout with Myles Jury (15-1 MMA).
The news was announced on Thursday night’s edition of “FOX Sports Live.”
According to the report, Pettis will undergo elbow surgery next Tuesday. No timetable has been given for his return.
Replacing “Showtime” against Jury will be fellow striking specialist Edson Barboza (15-3 MMA).
Both Barboza and Jury will be looking to rebound after suffering losses in their most recent efforts.
Jury suffered the first loss of his career to Donald Cerrone at January’s UFC 182 event.
Meanwhile, Barboza was most recently seen in action opposite Michael Johnson, whom he lost to at February’s UFC Fight Night 61 event.
UFC on FOX 16 takes place July 25 live from Chicago’s United Center.
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