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UFC Zagreb: Ruslan Magomedov pulls out, leaves Gabriel Gonzaga high and dry

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Gabriel Gonzaga needs a new opponent.

Roughly one month before the hulking heavyweight returns to action at UFC Fight Night 86, which takes place on Sun., April 10, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia, his opponent announced a late injury and subsequent withdrawal from their FOX Sports 1 co-main event.

Exhibit A:

Sorry to all my fans & @gonzagabjj I tried my best but had to pull out bc I hurt my knee & can barely walk. pic.twitter.com/OTLmCHr901

— Ruslan Magomedov (@MagomedovUFC) March 9, 2016


While the promotion has yet to make an official announcement, it’s not unreasonable to think matchmakers can scare up a 265-pound replacement between now and then. Gonzaga (17-10) is looking to build on his unanimous decision win over Konstantin Erokhin last December.

To see who else is fighting at next month’s UFC Fight Night 86 event, headlined by heavyweight hurters Junior dos Santos and Ben Rothwell, click here.

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