Emergencysurgery to curb internal bleeding has forced UFC welterweight Bryan Barberena out of his November 14 fight.
“Bam Bam” had been expected to face Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 14 next weekend. However, in a post to social media on Saturday, Baberena’s team revealed that ruptured arteries in his omentum (fatty tissue that connects the stomach and intestines) necessitated immediate action.
Barberena (15-7) last competed in September, getting back in the win column with a unanimous decision win over Anthony Ivy. The UFC has not confirmed Barberena’s exit from the fight, although that is all but perfunctory at this point. It’s unclear whether a replacement fighter is being sought.
All of us here at Cageside Press wish Barberena a full and speedy recovery.