When the monster UFC 194 card was being put together, there was worry that the card would fall apart with injuries and guess what, the first fight has now been affected with injury as Michelle Waterson has been forced out of her fight against Tecia Torres on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas. MMAJunkie first reported the news.
Waterson was set to make her second appearance in the Octagon following a win in her debut fight over Angela Magana at the Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale in July. There’s no word on the nature of the injury of the former Invicta FC champion at 105-pounds but with Waterson out it leaves UFC officials searching for a replacement to step up and face Torres on short notice.
With around 3 weeks until fight night, Tecia Torres will be hoping that matchmaker Sean Shelby can a late replacement opponoent so that her training camp efforts do not go to waste.
UFC 194 now looks like this
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Conor McGregor (ic)
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Luke Rockhold
Ronaldo Souza vs. Yoel Romero
Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson
Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz
Tecia Torres vs. TBD
Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington
Leonardo Santos vs. Kevin Lee
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Joe Proctor vs. Magomed Mustafaev
John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros
Court McGee vs. Márcio Alexandre Jr.