UFC 296: Ian Machado Garry Scratched From Event

UFC 296

UFC 296 lost a key piece to the puzzle, as Ian Machado Garry was deemed unfit to compete.

Garry was scheduled to meet Vicente Luque in a key bout featuring the unbeaten fighter. The event takes place Saturday night from Las Vegas and airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

UFC president Dana White confirmed that Garry has pneumonia and that was why he missed media day on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Irish striker first came down with the flu.

Over the course of the past few weeks, Garry’s name has made headlines. He is 6-0 with the promotion and recently topped Neil Magny in August.

Unfortunately for Luque, a replacement could not be found on short notice. The 22-win veteran was looking to add to his win over former champion Rafael dos Anjos.

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