Lucas Martins comes hot off back-to-back finishes. | Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com
An injury has forced Bryan Caraway to withdraw from his UFC 170 matchup with Lucas Martins.
UFC officials Tuesday announced the news via Twitter, writing that a new opponent would soon be announced for “Mineiro.” UFC 170 takes place Feb. 22 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title tilt pitting reigning champion Ronda Rousey against fellow unbeaten competitor and Olympic medalist Sara McMann.
Caraway, 29, has won four of his last five fights, with only a decision defeat to Takeya Mizugaki marring his record in that span. “The Ultimate Fighter 14” alumnus most recently competed last April, when he submitted former “TUF” cast mate Johnny Bedford with a guillotine choke at UFC 159.
Martins saw Edson Barboza spoil his perfect pro record in his Octagon debut one year ago, prompting the Brazilian to drop from 155 to 135 pounds. “Mineiro” knocked out Jeremy Larsen in his bantamweight debut and then steamrolled Ramiro Hernandez this past September, choking “Junior” unconscious in just 70 seconds at UFC Fight Night 28.