Cory Sandhagen Removed from UFC Fight Night 166 Card in Raleigh
By: Tristen Critchfield Dec 23, 2019
Sandhagen will have to wait to resume his climb up the
Sandhagen, who was originally scheduled to face Frankie
Edgar at UFC Fight Night 166 on Jan. 25, will not remain on the
card against a replacement opponent following Edgar’s first-round
TKO loss to Chan Sung
Jung this past Saturday.
MMA DNA was first to report Sandhagen’s exit from the card.
Edgar had originally left the door open to make a quick turnaround
against Sandhagen, but that changed following his loss to “The
Korean Zombie” at UFC Busan. Edgar is facing a potential six-month
medical suspension after that bout and will be sidelined for 60
days at a minimum.
Sandhagen is currently on a seven-bout winning streak that includes
four triumphs under the UFC banner. The 27-year-old Elevation Fight
Team representative earned the biggest win of his pro tenure to
date at UFC 241, as he outpointed Raphael
Assuncao on Aug. 17.
UFC Raleigh takes place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., and is
headlined by a heavyweight clash between Curtis
Blaydes and Junior dos
Santos. Sandhagen vs. Edgar had been slated for the co-main
event. The card is expected to air on ESPN+.