An injury to Irish strawweight Aisling Daly has forced her off the UFC Fight Night 93 card against Michelle Waterson. MMAjunkie reported the news.
The UFC is now seeking a new opponent for Waterson.
UFC Fight Night 93 will be held on September 3, 2016, at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. After holding four previous events in Germany, the event will be the first that the organization has hosted in Hamburg.
The event streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Daly (16-6 MMA) was a member of season 20 of the Ultimate Fighter, the season where the UFC crowned a new strawweight champion. In the elimination round of the show, Daly earned a TKO victory over Angela Magana to advance to the quarterfinal round where she would lose a unanimous decision to Jessica Penne. Since the show, Daly has gone 2-1 in the UFC, earning a submission win over Alex Chambers in the Finale before dropping a decision to Randa Markos at UFC 186. In her most recent bout however, in front of her home crowd in Dublin, Daly earned one of the biggest and most emotional wins of her career, earning a dominant decision win over Ericka Almeida.
Waterson (13-4 MMA) spent most of her career at strawweight before dropping to atom weight when she was signed to Invicta back in 2012. ‘The Karate Hottie’ eventually won the Invicta atom weight title against Jessica Penne, submitting her in the fourth round of their title fight. After losing the title to Hérica Tibúrcio, Waterson was signed to the UFC and moved back up to strawweight to take on Angela Magana in her debut, earning a third round rear-naked choke win. Waterson was supposed to fight Tecia Torres at UFC 194 however pulled out of the bout due to injury.
With the change, UFC Fight Night 93 now includes:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
Jan Blachowicz vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi
Michelle Waterson vs. TBA
Tae Hyun Bang vs. Nick Hein
Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta
Christian Colombo vs. Jarjis Danho
Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson
Rustam Khabilov vs. Leandro Silva
Germaine de Randamie vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Leandro Issa vs. Taylor Lapilus
Jessin Ayari vs. Jim Wallhead
Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett