Antonio Carlos Jr. and Makhmud Muradov will not meet at UFC Brasilia

Antonio Carlos Jr.

Antonio Carlos Jr. will no longer be able to make his scheduled apperance at UFC Brasilia. 2 months before the event he has had to pull out of the fight due to an injury. The cause and the nature of the athelete’s injury is not known. His bout against Makhmud Muradov (24-6 MMA | 2-0 UFC) has been removed from the card, sources confirmed to MMA Junkie.

Besides, Makhmud Muradov announced his opponent’s withdrawal on Instagram:


“Hi everybody, I am so sorry, but I have some bad news for you. My announced match, in Brazil, against Carlos Jr. is not gonna happen. My opponent was injured and isn’t able to take part in this bount. This, as many other miserable things, simply belong to this sport and I would only like to wish him an early recovery. Hopefully, we will fight, against each other, sometime in the future! Per conseqences, I won’t be part of the tournament in Brazil, but it doesn’t matter, we go on and continue to work even harder. We are negotiating with the UFC, and as soon as I’ll know something new, about my next fight I’ll definitely let you know. Thank you for your support!”


The 29-year-old Antonio Carlos Jr. is currently #14 in the UFC middleweight rankings. He made his professional MMA debut 6 years and 6 months ago. Since then, the Brazilian fighter has made 14 appearances in the cage resulting in 10 wins, 4 defeats and 0 draws (7-4-0 UFC). He was last in action 4 months ago when he suffered a split decision loss to Uriah Hall (Jamaica) at UFC Fight Night 158 – Cowboy vs. Gaethje. The loss put the Joao Pessoa, Paraiba native on a two-fight losing streak.

UFC Brasilia is set to take place on March 14, 2020 in Brasilia, Brazil. No headliner has been announced for the event yet.

With the change, the UFC Brasilia lineup now includes:

Paige VanZant Vs Amanda Ribas
Mayra Bueno Silva Vs Maryna Moroz
Johnny Walker Vs Nikita Krylov
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Vs Alexey Kunchenko
Rani Yahya Vs Enrique Barzola
Veronica Macedo Vs Bea Malecki
Jussier da Silva Vs Brandon Moreno
Demian Maia Vs Gilbert Burns
Francisco Trinaldo Vs John Makdessi


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