Tatiana Suárez fans will have to wait for her return. The award-winning fighter, who is unbeaten at 8-0, suffered a knee injury that would keep her out, at least for the next several months, so her fight against Roxanne Modafferi for Sept. 25 at UFC 266 was called off.
After a brilliant career at 115 pounds, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter had announced her intention to move up to flyweight and would do so against division veteran Modafferi (25-18). However, sources confirmed to ESPN Sports that after looking for a new date for the fight, the promotion has decided to reschedule Roxy, who remains in camp, a new opponent to try to keep her on the card or at least active on similar dates.
The peeler confirmed on her Instagram account what was published by ESPN Deportes hours before: “I have an important announcement, it is not something good to report but I have to do it. I have suffered a serious knee injury and I will have to undergo surgery. I don’t know when I can return but when I do it will be memorable, “he said on video.
Suarez, from a Mexican-American family, has not fought since UFC 238 in June 2019, where he defeated by unanimous decision Nina nunes. Among her most notable victories are those achieved against the former division champion Carla esparza and the mexican Alexa grasso.
The promotion confirmed that UFC 266 will take place at the T Mobile arena in Las Vegas, with two championship fights. Alexander Volkanovski exposing the 145-pound scepter against Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko exposing the 125-pound scepter against Lauren Murphy. Plus a five-round match between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler and eight more fights.
This will be the sixth Payment Per Event with the public since the pandemic began and the sale of tickets starts this August 30.