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Day withdraws from UFC 88

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Canadian fighter Jason Day has had to withdraw from his planned UFC 88 match-up on Sept. 6 with Jason Lambert. A source close to the fight informed that Day suffered an elbow and biceps injury that will require him to have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury that will keep him out of the fight.

The bout was to be part of the preliminary fight card for UFC 88, headlined by a fight between former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell and contender Rashad Evans.

After managing a three-fight winning streak to start his UFC career, Lambert was possibly fighting for his place in the Octagon having lost three of his last four bouts for the promotion. Competing entirely at 205 pounds in the UFC, he was planning to make his promotional debut at 185 pounds at UFC 88.

No replacement has yet been named, but it is believed that the UFC is working to find an opponent for Lambert in the 185-pound division to keep the bout intact at the Atlanta event.