Ruslan Magomedov has suffered a knee injury and has been forced out of his upcoming bout against Gabriel Gonzaga.
Magomedov was expected to face long-time UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga on April 10 at UFC Fight Night Zagreb before withdrawing from the bout. He broke the news on Twitter, apologizing to Gonzaga and to his fans. He also posted a picture of his MRI as seen below:
Magomedov (14-1) has been one of the most promising up-and-coming heavyweight prospects in the UFC in recent memory. He has gone 3-0 in the UFC so far with his most recent win being a unanimous decision over Shawn Jordan at UFC 192. Magomedov also holds a unanimous decision win over Tim Sylvia outside of the UFC.
No replacement has been announced yet to face Gonzaga.
Gonzaga (17-10) is 1-3 in his last four bouts. He snapped his three-fight winless streak by beating Konstantin Erokhin by unanimous decision last December.
UFC Fight Night 86 takes place on April 10 in Zagreb, Croatia. The event will be the UFC’s first in Croatia.