Derek Brunson injured out of UFC 227 bout with Antonio Carlos Junior

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Preparing for his biggest fight to date, The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 winner, Antonio Carlos Junior may now have to prepare for even longer.

Riding an impressive five-fight winning streak that consists of four rear-naked-choke victories (three consecutive), Carlos Junior is poised for a step up in competition and he was set to get it against Derek Brunson at UFC 227 on August 4th in Los Angeles, California.

Unfortunately for both men, Combate has now reported that Brunson will have to pull out of the bout due to an eye injury.

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Carlos Junior has proven to be one of the most dangerous fighters at 185 pounds with his fantastic BJJ. Which made the high level wrestler and aggressive striker in Brunson a very interesting style matchup.

Brunson was going into this fight after a losing effort to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in January. The loss snapped a two-fight winning streak.

With the omission of Brunson vs Carlos Junior, UFC 227 currently looks like this:

Bantamweight – 135lbs: (C)TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt

Flyweight – 125lbs: (C)Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo

Light Heavyweight – 205lbs: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Featherweight – 145lbs:  Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano

Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana

Bantamweight: Wuliji Buren vs. Bharat Khandare

Strawweight – 115lbs: Danielle Taylor vs. Zhang Weili

Bantamweight: Ricardo Ramos vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Bantamweight: Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon

Strawweight: Polyana Viana vs. JJ Aldrich

Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Brett Johns

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that the UFC will look to rebook the fight for a different event.

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson is out of a scheduled bout against Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 due to injury, per sources. First reported by Combate. The plan right now is to re-book the matchup at a later date.

 

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/4/2018