UFC 263 has lost a scheduled lightweight matchup after one fighter was involved in a car accident.
Camacho (22-9 MMA, 2-5 UFC) was set to return to action after a year away from the cage but was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, forcing him out of Saturday’s fight with Frevola (8-2-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), a person with knowledge of the situation told MMA Junkie on Tuesday.
Camacho’s injuries are not believed to be serious or life threatening. There are no further details at this time. Camacho made a Monday appearance on MMA Junkie Radio.
Frevola will remain on the card. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Terrence McKinney has verbally agreed to replace Camacho. MMA reporter Marcel Dorff first reported news of Camacho’s withdrawal
McKinney (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is coming off a first-round TKO finish in the main event of LFA 109 this past Friday. The fight will serve as his long-awaited UFC debut on very short notice.
In July 2019, McKinney competed for a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series but was knocked out by a Sean Woodson flying knee in the second round. He’s 3-1 since then and riding a three-fight winning streak.
The updated UFC 263 lineup:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori – for middleweight title
Champ Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – for flyweight title
Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards
Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Joanne Calderwood vs. Lauren Murphy
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Movsar Evloev
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Alexis Davis vs. Pannie Kianzad
Matt Frevola vs. Terrance McKinney
Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson
Luigi Vendramini vs. Fares Ziam
Jake Collier vs. Carlos Felipe
UFC 263: Make your predictions for Adesanya-Vettori 2, Figueiredo-Moreno 2, Diaz-Edwards
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