Stipe Miocic Out Of UFC Fight Night 76 Bout With Ben Rothwell

Written by Tom Ngo
October 13th, 2015

UFC Stipe Miocic

As if UFC Fight Night 76 could afford any last-second injuries, let alone one to arguably the card’s biggest name.

On Tuesday, it was confirmed by UFC vice president of public relations Dave Sholler that heavyweight Stipe Miocic (pictured) has suffered an undisclosed injury that will force him out of next Saturday’s co-main event against Ben Rothwell.

“Can confirm that Miocic is out of Dublin fight. We are reviewing options for a potential replacement. Wish Miocic a speedy recovery,” Sholler tweeted.

Rothwell was in disbelief, tweeting a message to Miocic after news broke.

“… @stipemiocicufc for real?” Rothwell asked.

Miocic didn’t respond at the time of publication.

The October 24 event takes place inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. UFC Fight Pass streams the entire event live in America.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 12:45PM ET/9:45AM PT)

Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan

Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford

Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred

Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly

Jon Delos Reyes vs. Neil Seery

Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray

Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke

Main Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 4PM ET/1PM PT)

Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka

Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till

Ben Rothwell vs. TBD

Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier

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