A second injury has hit the UFC Fight Night 99 main card resulting in #JamesKrause being forced to pull out of his co-main event showdown with #RossPearson. The latest injury is the second time in a row that the 30-year-old American has had to pull out of his scheduled bout with Pearson, having been injured in his previous camp.
The duo was set to face off in Belfast, the home of #GameOfThrones, on November 19 at the SSE Arena. Taking to Instagram, Krause revealed that he had a "high grade" torn hamstring and apologized to both the UFC and his opponent for his recent run of bad luck.
A fan favorite for many years, Neil Seery is currently scheduled to face #IanMcCall in his last ever UFC fight on the cards preliminary bouts. When news broke that Gunnar Nelson had been injured in training, causing him to pull out of the main event, fans and fighters alike called for the native Dubliner to get the slot or at least be moved to the main card as a sign of respect.
The 37 year old has enjoyed a long career in MMA, making his UFC debut in 2014. Last October saw a highlight in his career, as Seery earned a "Performance of the Night" bonus for his guillotine-choke finish of Jon Delos Reyes in his home city of Dublin.
Adamant in his decision to hang up his gloves following UFC Belfast, it would be a fitting end for the 16-12 flyweight to bow out of the sport on a main card on his native island. Although it looks like Neil Seery isn't stressing out over the decision, he responded to calls for his name to be added to the main card in typical "2 Tap" style.
UFC Fight Night 99 will air on Fight Pass and takes place at the SSE Arena, Belfast, November 19. Gerard Mousasi vs Uriah Hall 2 headlines the event, with a new co-main event yet to be confirmed.