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Report: Stipe Miocic injured, pulled from Ben Rothwell fight at UFC Dublin

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic is injured and no longer competing at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 76 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on UFC Fight Pass, scheduled for Oct. 24, 2015, inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

That’s according to a report from MMA Junkie.

Miocic (13-2) is 4-1 over his last five and coming off a technical knockout win over Mark Hunt in Australia, but this latest setback is likely to eliminate any hope of locking up a 265-pound title shot. Rothwell (35-9), meanwhile, might also lose his spot in line, despite winning three straight.

That all depends on whether or not the promotion can scare up a late replacement.

‘ @stipemiocicufc don’t be scared homie @ufc pic.twitter.com/MK1hSrwK1Y

— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) October 13, 2015

Calling all heavyweights…

UFC Fight Night 76 will be headlined by lightweight import Dustin Poirier, as he tries to quell the uprising of “Irish” Joe Duffy in the five-round lightweight main event.

For the rest of the Dublin fight card click here.

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