Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ return to action after losing his title will be delayed as he was injured in training. As a result, he is now out of his co-main event bout with Myles Jury on the UFC on Fox show, scheduled for 7/25 in Chicago.
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Pettis suffered torn ligaments and a torn muscle in one of his arms while practicing wrestling on Tuesday night. He is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday in Las Vegas and will be out of action four-to-six months according to MMAFighting.com.
Jury will now face lightweight contender Edson Barboza on the show with Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye taking the co-main event slot. Jury is coming off the first loss of his career, a decision defeat to Donald Cerrone in January, while Barboza lost to Michael Johnson in February.