UFC 263 Suffers a Blow as Fighter Involved in an Accident

Published 06/09/2021, 10:50 AM EDT

In an unfortunate turn of events, a car crash has forced Frank Camacho out of the UFC 263 card. Camacho was all set to face Matt Frevola at the UFC 263 event. Although due to the accident Camacho has had to withdraw from the fight.


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Marcel Dorff first reported the incident via his Twitter account. He wrote, “Frank Camacho is out of his scheduled bout on Saturday against Matt Frevola. Frevola will remain on the card. There are currently negotiations going on with a replacement fighter. But not a done deal yet. Later more.” 

After the initial incident, people were unsure as to what had exactly happened. Finally, The Guam Daily Post reported the confirmed news, as Cuki Alvarez who was in the car with Camacho, posted about the incident online.


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Earlier today @frankthecrank and I were involved in a multiple car accident on the 405 Freeway on our way back from Redondo Beach en route to Irvine, CA. We are OK! The other 4 vehicles didn’t fare so well,” Alvarez said.

“Frank had to be transported by ambulance to the Los Alamitos Medical Center nearby, where the medical staff gave X-rays and a CT scan after complaining of head, shoulder, and neck pain.” 

“Test results from the MRI then determined and confirmed herniation on his C7 and T1 spine. And because of this, Frank is forced to withdraw from his bout in UFC263.”

Frank Camacho thanks everyone for their support

Recently, Camacho took to Instagram to post about the incident. He took the opportunity to thank everyone for their support and even apologized to the UFC and his opponent for any inconvenience caused.

“Thank you very much to everyone who reached out to my team and I, we very much appreciate your support and well wishes. Unfortunately, I was in a serious multi-vehicle collision this morning. I’m a little beat up from the accident, and I’m absolutely heartbroken to have to withdraw from my fight Saturday at UFC 263.” 


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But I’m very grateful to walk away from the accident in one piece, and I know this is just a detour in my fighting career. I’d like to extend my apologies for the inconvenience this accident has brought upon my opponent and the UFC, and my wife Sarah and I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their concern and support at this time.” 

Although Camacho has had to withdraw from the event, the card remains unchanged. It has been reported that Terrance McKinney has agreed to fight Matt Frevola at short notice.

While not being a part of UFC 263 will be difficult for Camacho, the only thing the fighter should concentrate on now is his recovery. We along with fans from all around the world wish the fighter a speedy recovery.

What does the UFC 263 card look like now?


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  • Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
  • Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards
  • Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill


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  • Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell
  • Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Alexis Davis vs. Pannie Kianzad
  • Matt Frevola vs. Terrance McKinney
  • Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson
  • Luigi Vendramini vs. Fares Ziam
  • Jake Collier vs. Carlos Felipe



Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.