Francisco Rivera Injured & No Longer Fighting In UFC 170

Francisco Rivera has been forced to pull out of his UFC 170 fight against Raphael Assuncao on Feb 22 due to injuring his hand. Sources close to the situation confirmed that Rivera was forced to sit out of the fight after injuring his hand in training.

The UFC has yet to make an official announcement about the change or who could potentially step in and face Assauncao on such short notice. Rivera tweeted about the ordeal via his personal twitter account, heres what he said:

“Hi guys, so..My supposed opponent Francisco Rivera broke his hand and is outta the fight #UFC170 .
Who would ya’ll like me fight against ??”

Assuncao tweeted that he’s still awaiting word on a replacement opponent, and he’s still unsure who he will be facing on Feb 22. UFC 170 will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann. The fight between Assauncao and Rivera was scheduled for the undercard airing on FOX Sports 1.

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