The UFC announced on Thursday they will reschedule UFC Fight Night 97 in Manila, Philippines scheduled for October 15, 2016 due to BJ Penn being forced to withdrawal due to a rib injury.
Fighters booked on the October 15 card will be rebooked at future events. UFC officials will work to reschedule the event. Fans who purchased tickets to this show will be able to obtain a full refund at the point of purchase.
“I suffered a rib injury in training and I apologize to the fans in Manila who were expecting to watch me compete," Penn said in a statement on UFC.com. “I hope to be back in the Octagon soon.”
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