Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Munoz Jr. Scratched from UFC 288 Due to Injury

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Daniel Santos, UFC Vegas 61 weigh-in Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

This weekend’s UFC 288 in Newark is down a fight.

On Thursday, promotion officials announced that the planned bantamweight bout between Daniel Santos and Johnny Munoz Jr. had been scratched from the card, citing an undisclosed injury suffered by Santos.

“Due to injury, Daniel Santos has been removed from his bantamweight bout with Johnny Munoz,” a brief statement on the promotion’s official website read. “As a result, this bout has been cancelled from this weekend’s card.”

The 135lb scrap had been expected to kick off the early preliminary portion of the event, set to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Munoz (12-2) was looking to make it two straight wins in the fight, and has posted a 2-2 record in the promotion to date. Santos (10-2) is 1-1 inside the octagon, and was coming off his first win in the company.

UFC 288 is headlined by a bantamweight title fight, as Aljamain Sterling puts his title on the line against the returning Henry Cejudo. The following match-ups have been reported for the event, which takes place this Saturday, May 6:

Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Henry Cejudo — for the UFC bantamweight championship
Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns
Jéssica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan
Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes
Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain
Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Devin Clark
Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya
Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba
Braxton Smith vs. Parker Porter
Phil Hawes vs. Ikram Aliskerov
Rafael Estevam vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro