The injury bug strike again — and twice.
UFC’s next event in Brazil, on Nov. 9 in Goiania, will go on with 11 fights, as Johnny Eduardo and Lucas Martins, who were expected to meet in the bantamweight division, got injured during training. Fox Sports’ Mike Chiappetta first reported the news on Wednesday.
After a first-round loss to Edson Barboza in his UFC debut, Martins (14-1) dropped two weight classes and scored consecutive stoppage wins over Jeremy Larsen and Junior Hernandez, both in Brazil, earlier this year.
Eduardo (26-9), a long-time MMA veteran, hasn’t fought since May 2012. After a unanimous decision loss to Raphael Assuncao, the muay thai specialist defeated Jeff Curran at UFC on Fuel TV 3, but injuries forced him to cancel bouts against Michael McDonald and Yves Jabouin.