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Dooho Choi injured, but Andre Fili still plans to fight at UFC 214

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An intriguing featherweight bout between Dooho Choi and Andre Fili won’t be happening at UFC 214. However, Fili still plans to fight at the event.

Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) today tweeted that Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) can’t make the July 29 pay-per-view event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.:

Fili added, “Doesn’t matter. I’m only focused on what I can control. I’ll be ready July 29th to beat someone up.”

Veteran MMA broadcaster Robin Black first tweeted that Choi has suffered a “serious injury” and was forced to withdraw. Black stated the South Korean fighter will return in late October.

The bout order for UFC 214 hasn’t been finalized, but main-card fights air live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champ Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.

Choi vs. Fili was expected to be part of the main card.

Choi most recently fought this past December, when he lost a unanimous decision to Cub Swanson in a “Fight of the Year” winner at UFC 206. It was his first loss in the UFC and snapped a 12-fight winning streak, though his gutsy effort earned him fans around the world.

Fili is coming off a decision win over Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 96, which put him back on the winning track after a knockout loss to Yair Rodriguez. The Team Alpha Male fighter is still seeking momentum in the division after alternating between wins and losses since his UFC debut four years ago.

The latest UFC 214 card includes:

  • Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title
  • Cristiane Justino vs. TBA
  • Andre Fili vs. TBA
  • Jason Knight vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran
  • Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
  • Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorkowski
  • Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
  • Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
  • Sage Northcutt vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega
  • Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie