UFC’s April 17th card has lost a lightweight bout, as injuries have forced Natan Levy out of a fight against Austin Hubbard. Levy announced his withdrawal from the fight over the weekend.
The fight was set to happen during a UFC “Fight Night” card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Levy stated his withdrawal from the fight via Instagram, stating the worsening of an injury forcing him to depart the lineup.
“I’ve had a recurring injury that has prevented me from training for the fight properly,” said Levy. “I was gonna go in there anyway but things have gotten worst and I was not able to move and train at all in the past few weeks.”
The fight was set to be Levy’s UFC debut. He was making the appearance after defeating Shaheen Santana on an episode of “Dana White’s Contender Series” last year.
It is not known if Hubbard will get a new opponent for April 17th. He last fought in August, where he was submitted by Joe Solecki via rear naked choke.
Middleweights Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum are currently set to headline Saturday night’s UFC event. The fight sits atop what is currently a 12-fight card.