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UFC on ESPN 33: Michelle Waterson pulls out with potentially “career-ending” injury

The injury bug has struck once again, this time at UFC on ESPN 33 in Columbus, Ohio.

Michelle Waterson (18-9-0), was scheduled to fight Amanda Ribas (11-2-0), a fight that was originally booked for UFC 257. But now the fight has been rebooked for UFC 274, but even that rebooking may not happen depending on how Waterson is able to deal with the injury. The “Karate Hottie” took to Instagram to explain her situation.

We still do not know what kind of injury Waterson sustained, but it appears that she will need time to deal with it. She has lost three of her last four fights, including a decision loss to Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 26 in her last contest in May 2021.

Ribas has not yet officially commented on the situation.

UFC on ESPN 33 is scheduled for Mar. 26 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Scheduled bouts include:

CURTIS BLAYDES (15-3-0, 1NC) VS. CHRIS DAUKAUS (12-4-0)

ASKAR ASKAROV (14-0-1) VS. KAI KARA-FRANCE (23-9-0, 1NC)

MATT BROWN (23-18-0) VS. BRYAN BARBERENA (16-8-0)

NATE LANDWEHR (15-4-0) VS. LERONE MURPHY (11-0-1)

JOANNE WOOD (15-7-0) VS. ALEXA GRASSO (13-3-0)

TUCKER LUTZ (12-2-0) VS. SEUNG WOO CHOI (10-4-0)

SARA MCMANN (12-6-0) VS. KAROL ROSA (15-3-0)

MONTEL JACKSON (11-2-0) VS. DANAA BATGEREL (10-2-0)

MATHEUS NICOLAU (17-2-1) VS. DAVID DVORAK (20-3-0)

ALISKHAB KHIZRIEV (13-0-0) VS. ABUSUPIYAN MAGOMEDOV (24-4-1)

NEIL MAGNY (25-8-0) VS. MAX GRIFFIN (18-8-0)

MARC DIAKIESE (14-5-0) VS. VIACHESLAV BORSHCHEV (6-1-0)

LUIS SALDANA (15-7-0) VS. BRUNO SOUZA (10-2-0)

ILIR LATIFI (15-8-0, 1NC) VS. ALEXEY OLEINIK (59-16-1)

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