Joanne Calderwood, a seasoned UFC veteran, has announced that she will not be competing against Priscilla Cachoiera at UFC 291. Taking to Instagram, Calderwood expressed her disappointment, stating that the situation was beyond her control. She also revealed that this fight could have potentially marked her official retirement, making the news even more disheartening. Several sources familiar with the matter, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed Calderwood’s withdrawal to MMA Hook.
These sources also revealed that Miranda Maverick has been chosen as Calderwood’s replacement for the pay-per-view event scheduled for July 29th at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Verbal agreements have been made to secure Maverick’s participation.
In her Instagram post, Calderwood expressed her disappointment at not being able to fight on July 29th, acknowledging that she did everything in her power to prepare for what might have been her last fight. She mentioned her dedication to altitude training and how she felt great physically with no injuries. Reflecting on her career, Calderwood humorously wished that fight camps were recorded on her professional record and that she could be compensated for them, jokingly claiming she would have numerous fights to her credit by now.
Calderwood’s most recent appearance in the octagon was at UFC 286, where she secured a split decision victory over Luana Carolina. This win marked a turning point for her after a three-fight losing streak, including consecutive losses by rear-naked choke to the current champion Alexa Grasso and Taila Santos.
Cachoiera, on the other hand, is currently on a two-fight winning streak, with her most recent victory coming against Ariane Lipski at UFC San Diego.
The headline event of UFC 291 features a “BMF” title fight between Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier, marking their second bout following their previous highly acclaimed “Fight of the Year” candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 291 fight
Who announced their withdrawal from the UFC 291 fight with Priscilla Cachoiera?
Joanne Calderwood announced her withdrawal from the UFC 291 fight with Priscilla Cachoiera.
Who will replace Joanne Calderwood in the UFC 291 fight?
Miranda Maverick will step up as the replacement fighter for Joanne Calderwood in the UFC 291 fight.
When and where will the UFC 291 event take place?
The UFC 291 event is scheduled to take place on July 29th at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City.
What is the main event of UFC 291?
The main event of UFC 291 is a “BMF” title fight between Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier.
What were Joanne Calderwood’s recent results before withdrawing from UFC 291?
Joanne Calderwood won a split decision over Luana Carolina in her most recent fight at UFC 286, bouncing back from a three-fight losing streak.
How has Priscilla Cachoiera been performing recently?
Priscilla Cachoiera is currently on a two-fight winning streak, with her latest victory being against Ariane Lipski at UFC San Diego.
What was Miranda Maverick’s recent performance before stepping up for UFC 291?
Miranda Maverick lost a close decision to Jasmine Jasudavicius at UFC 289, ending her two-fight winning streak.
More about UFC 291 fight
- [Joanne Calderwood’s Instagram announcement](link to Instagram post)
- [MMA Hook confirmation of Joanne Calderwood’s withdrawal](link to MMA Hook article)
- [Miranda Maverick’s recent UFC record](link to UFC fighter profile)
- [UFC 291 event details](link to UFC event page)
- [Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier “BMF” title fight details](link to fight preview article)
- [Priscilla Cachoiera’s recent UFC record](link to UFC fighter profile)
- [Miranda Maverick’s recent UFC 289 fight details](link to fight recap article)