Tucker Lutz needs a new opponent for UFC Columbus.
Due to an undisclosed injury, Seungwoo Choi is out of his matchup with Lutz at UFC on ESPN 33, which takes place March 26 at Nationwide Arena. The main card airs on ESPN after prelims on ESPN+. The promotion is currently seeking a replacement.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup informed MMA Junkie of the withdrawal but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
After defeating Kevin Aguilar in his promotional debut at UFC 262, Lutz (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) saw his 12-fight winning streak snapped at the hands of Pat Sabatini this past November at UFC Fight Night 198.
Choi (10-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) had also seen his winning streak snapped in his past outing when he was submitted by veteran Alex Caceres in October. Prior to that defeat, Choi picked up three straight wins over Suman Mokhtarian, Youssef Zalal, and Julian Erosa.
The current UFC Columbus lineup includes:
Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus
Alexa Grasso vs. Joanne Wood
Bryan Barberena vs. Matt Brown
Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France
Max Griffin vs. Neil Magny
Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Danaa Batgerel vs. Chris Gutierrez
David Dvorak vs. Matheus Nicolau
Sara McMann vs. Karol Rosa
Tucker Lutz vs. TBA
Marc Diakiese vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. Denis Tiuliulin
Luis Saldana vs. Bruno Souza
Nate Landwehr vs. David Onama