UFC 79 News: Serra vs. Hughes Off

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The UFC announced that Matt Serra will be forced to withdraw from his December 29 fight with Matt Hughes at UFC 79 in Las Vegas. Serra sustained a herniated disc in his back following a training demonstration at his gym.

Matt Serra was set to defend his UFC Welterweight title for the first time, since winning the Belt from Georges St. Pierrie at UFC 69 in May.

The UFC has not announced whether they would replace Serra or just scrap the fight all together.