Jon Jones has pulled out of his much-anticipated heavyweight title fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 due to injury.
Promoter Dana White said Jones had torn a pectoral tendon off the bone in training on Monday and will be out for around eight months.
It is hoped the fight – which was billed as the best fighter in MMA history in Jones against Miocic, the most successful heavyweight in UFC history – will be rescheduled for next year.
The bill will now be headlined by two other fights.
Britain’s Tom Aspinall takes on Sergei Pavlovich for the interim heavyweight title while Jiri Prochazka fights Alex Pereira for the vacant light heavyweight belt.
Czech Prochazka is hoping to win back the title after having to relinquish it last year due to a shoulder injury.