Attaining success at the highest levels of mixed martial arts
obviously takes immeasurable dedication and sacrifice. After pouring years of blood, sweat and tears into the sport, it’s always heartbreaking to see a fighter miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime due to injury. Unfortunately, such is the case for UFC lightweight contender Andrew Holbrook.
Citing injury, the UFC announced Friday that Holbrook (11-0) is off the UFC on Fox 18 card, which would have been by far the biggest fight of his career against stud prospect Sage Northcutt. Luckily for Northcutt, Dana White and co. quickly found a solution, simultaneously announcing that Northcutt (7-0) will move up a weight class to face welterweight Bryan Barberena (10-3) on short notice at the Jan. 30 event in Newark, New Jersey.