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Injury, withdrawal shakes up UFC on ESPN 12 fight card (again)

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Just one day after Kyle Nelson was forced out of UFC on ESPN 12 because of visa issues, the event – which is set to go down this weekend (Sat., June 27, 2020) in Las Vegas, Nevada – has suffered another unfortunate setback.

According to MMA Fighting, Miranda Maverick has been forced out of her fight against Mara Romero Borella, though the reason for her removal was undisclosed.

Maverick (7-2) was set to make her Octagon debut after spending most of her career fighting for Invicta FC, going 6-2 with a huge win over former UFC combatant, Pearl Gonzalez, in her last outing in February.

Now, the promotion is left scrambling for a late replacement who is willing to step in and take the fight at Flyweight on just a few days notice, which as we recently witnessed, isn’t always as easy as it seems.

Just last week, Aspen Ladd was forced out of the event, as her fight against Sara McMann was scratched after Ladd suffered a brutal knee injury that will keep her sidelined for some time.

UFC on ESPN 12 will be headlined by a Lightweight tilt between former interim champion, Dustin Poirier, taking on Dan Hooker. The co-main event will see Mike Perry take on Mickey Gall in Welterweight action.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on ESPN 12 fight card this weekend RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN/ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN/ESPN+ main card start time at 8 p.m. ET.

For more on UFC on ESPN 12: “Poirier vs Hooker” click here.