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Raphael Assuncao-Aljamain Sterling Targeted For Later Event After Injury

ufc fight night 102

An injury to Alajamin Sterling scrapped plans for a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 102 with Raphael Assuncao.

Now, instead of trying to find a new opponent for Assuncao, officials have decided to plan the bout for 2017.

Sterling (12-1) is coming off his first loss as a pro, falling to Bryan Caraway. Assuncao had his lengthy win streak snapped by T.J. Dillashaw in July.

UFC Fight Night 102 takes place December 9 from New York and features Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov in the main event.