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UFC 235: Thomas Almeida, Holly Holm out with injuries

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (12-4-0) and #13 bantamweight contender Thomas Almeida (21-3-0) are out of March’s UFC 235 with injuries.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the removal of Holm and her opponent Aspen Ladd at the UFC 235 press conference on Jan. 31.

Neither Holm nor Almeida have officially revealed the extent of their injuries also of yet.

Almedia was supposed to face Marlon Vera (12-5-1).

The UFC is currently working to find replacement fights for all involved.

UFC 235 is scheduled for March 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Current bouts now include:

Jon Jones (23-1-0) vs. Anthony Smith (31-13-0)

Tyron Woodley (19-3-1) vs. Kamaru Usman (14-1-0)

Cody Garbrandt (11-2-0) vs. Pedro Munhoz (17-3-0)

Ovince St. Preux (23-12-0) vs. Misha Cirkunov (14-4-0)

Ben Askren (18-0-0) vs. Robbie Lawler (28-12-0)

Nick Diaz (26-9-0, 2NC) vs. Jorge Masvidal (32-13-0)

Marlon Vera (12-5-1) vs. TBA

Macy Chiasson (3-0-0) vs. Gina Mazany (5-2-0)

Jeremy Stephens (28-15-0) vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov (16-1-0)

Tecia Torres (10-3-0) vs. Weili Zhang (18-1-0)

Mickey Gall (5-1-0) vs. Diego Sanchez (28-11-0)

Charles Byrd (10-5-0) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (8-0-0)

Polyana Viana (10-2-0) vs. Hannah Cifers (8-3-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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