The injury, a broken nose suffered by O’Neill, was revealed by an anonymous source close to the fighter, according to MMA Hook. Taking O’Neill’s spot is Jennifer Maia, who previously defeated O’Neill in a one-time title challenger match at UFC 286, a victory that marked O’Neill’s first professional loss. The initial news of the change was reported by MMA Junkie.
O’Neill herself acknowledged her withdrawal from the event on Twitter, announcing that she would undergo surgery to address the injury.
Set to take place on September 10th at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, UFC 293 is still waiting for a confirmed main event. Although it has not been officially announced, there are multiple reports suggesting that a middleweight title fight between current champion Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland might be featured.
As for the new matchup, Araujo, who is ranked No. 14 in the MMA Hook Global Rankings, has been struggling recently with a 1-3 record in her last four fights, including a decision loss to Amanda Ribas at UFC 285. On the other hand, Maia, ranked as the No. 10 fighter, is enjoying a two-fight winning streak, setting the stage for an intriguing contest.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword UFC 293
Who had to withdraw from UFC 293 and why?
Casey O’Neill had to withdraw from UFC 293 due to suffering a broken nose.
Who will be replacing Casey O’Neill in the fight against Viviane Araujo at UFC 293?
Jennifer Maia will be stepping in to replace Casey O’Neill to face Viviane Araujo at UFC 293.
When and where will UFC 293 take place?
UFC 293 will take place on September 10th at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
What is the recent performance record of Viviane Araujo and Jennifer Maia?
Araujo has a record of 1-3 in her past four outings, including a loss to Amanda Ribas at UFC 285. Maia is on a two-fight winning streak.
Is the main event for UFC 293 confirmed?
No, the main event for UFC 293 has not been confirmed yet, though reports have indicated a possible middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland.
Will Casey O’Neill undergo surgery for her injury?
Yes, Casey O’Neill confirmed on Twitter that she will undergo surgery to repair her broken nose.