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Sean Brady Withdraws from UFC 290; Jack Della Maddalena Eager for New Opponent

The highly anticipated UFC 290 event has encountered a setback as welterweight contender Sean Brady has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against rising star Jack Della Maddalena, just over a week before the event.

Multiple sources confirmed the news, with Brady himself posting a photo on Instagram receiving medical treatment and indicating his condition on "Day 4." The announcement of Brady's withdrawal was initially made on Twitter, leaving fans disappointed by the sudden change in the fight card.

In the wake of this unfortunate turn of events, Della Maddalena and his team are eagerly awaiting news regarding a potential replacement opponent. Displaying remarkable flexibility, the Australian fighter has expressed his willingness to face "anyone" within the 170 to 185-pound weight range, as relayed by his camp to MMA Fighting.

With an undefeated record of 4-0 in the Octagon, Della Maddalena has established himself as a highly touted prospect, known for his impressive first-round finishes. While he could have chosen to wait for a ranked opponent or postpone his appearance to a later date, Della Maddalena has decided to remain in Las Vegas, hoping to salvage the opportunity to compete on July 8.

Meanwhile, Brady's withdrawal is another unfortunate turn of events for the Philadelphia native. He was previously forced to withdraw from a scheduled fight against Michel Pereira in March. Eager to bounce back from his first career loss to Belal Muhammad last October, Brady will now have to wait for a future opportunity to reestablish himself in the win column.

As of now, the UFC has not secured a replacement opponent for Della Maddalena, leaving fans and the fighter himself on edge. The possibility of a different matchup at either the welterweight or middleweight division remains uncertain.

Despite the setback, the anticipation for UFC 290 remains high, and fans eagerly await news of Della Maddalena's potential new opponent. The fighter's willingness to face anyone across multiple weight classes adds an intriguing element to the event, demonstrating his determination to stay active and showcase his skills on the big stage.

In the unpredictable world of mixed martial arts, where injuries and unforeseen circumstances can alter fight cards, the resilience, and adaptability of fighters like Della Maddalena become evident. The quest for victory and the pursuit of greatness continues as the UFC works diligently to deliver an exciting and memorable event for fans worldwide.

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