UFC 235: Thomas Almeida, Holly Holm out with injuries
Speed recovery @ThomasalmeidaCB
— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) February 1, 2019
UFC president Dana White confirmed the removal of Holm and her opponent Aspen Ladd at the UFC 235 press conference on Jan. 31.
— Aspen Ladd (@AspenLaddMMA) February 1, 2019
I appreciate all the fan support, I understand it’s business at the end of the day. The @ufc has always treated me well, in the end everything works out, I will remain in fight camp and take on any challenge presented #MMAGOLD @Mickmaynard2 @reedharrisufc @danawhite
— Aspen Ladd (@AspenLaddMMA) February 2, 2019
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)