Tatiana Suarez injured, out of UFC Fight Night 102 fight with Juliana Lima

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An injury has knocked Tatiana Suarez out of her strawweight battle with Juliana Lima.

Suarez (4-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Lima (8-3 MMA 2-2 UFC) were set to face off at UFC Fight Night 102, which takes place  Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC officials confirmed the change to MMAjunkie. The promotion is searching for a replacement opponent for Lima.

Lima (8-3 MMA 2-2 UFC), who’s ranked No. 15 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women’s strawweight rankings, is looking to rebound from an April loss to Carla Esparza. The loss snapped a two-fight winning streak.

Suarez won “The Ultimate Fighter 23” and the bout with Lima would have been the first trip back to the octagon for the 25-year-old. She won the TUF title with a D’Arce choke of Amanda Cooper.

With the change to the card, UFC Fight Night 102 now includes:

  • Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
  • Anthony Hamilton vs. Francis Ngannou
  • Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. opponent TBA
  • Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell
  • Juliana Lima vs. opponent TBA
  • Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi
  • Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez
  • Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes
  • Joe Gigliotti vs. Gerald Meerschaert
  • Tiago Trator vs. opponent TBA
  • Justine Kish vs. Ashley Yoder

For more on UFC Fight Night 102, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.


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