Teemu Packalen (8-2) is out of his bout with Marcin Held (22-7) that was planned for the UFC Gdansk card in Poland on October 21.
Packelen posted the news of his injury on his social media. “Bad news and hard to take. Knee injury and a long-term rehabilitation.” He was set to headline the 8 fight prelim card, leading into the four fight main card.
The Finn has a 1 win and 2 loss record in the UFC, and 8 wins and 2 losses overall. The FinnFighters’ Gym most recently faced-off with Marc Diakiese (12-1) at UFC Fight Night London card last March, where he lost by KO in the first round. Prior to this bout, the lightweight won by submission in 24 seconds over Thibault Gouti also in London in February of 2016. “Pacu” had his UFC debut on short notice, where he lost back in 2015 to Mickael Lebout.
Damir Hadzovic (10-3) KO’d Held in Stockholm with a perfectly placed knee in the third round in his last outing. It was the third straight loss for the 25-year-old, with previous losses to vets Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon.
The new opponent for Held has not yet been announced.