UFC 270 has seen one of its main card fights fall off the docket.
The PPV event, which takes place this Saturday, was to be opened by an all-Brazilian middleweight affair between BJJ ace Rodolfo Vieira and Wellington Turman. Unfortunately, Vieira has been forced off the card due to undisclosed medical issues.
ESPN Deportes was first to report news of the bout’s cancellation. The promotion has yet to officially announce the news, and there’s no word on whether they’ll keep the match-up together for a later date.
Vieira (8-1), who has a massive collection of gold medals in the BJJ world, was looking for a second straight win, after submitting Dustin Stoltzfus back in July. Prior to that, the submission machine was himself submitted in a massive upset against Anthony Hernandez.
Turman (17-5) snapped a two-fight skid when he defeated Sam Alvey by split decision last August.
The UFC 270 card will now move forward with 12 fights. The event, which takes place Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, breaks down as follows:
Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Ciryl Gane (ic) – for the UFC heavyweight championship / title unification bout
Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo – for the UFC flyweight championship
Michel Pereira vs. André Fialho
Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov
Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry
Ilia Topuria vs. Charles Jourdain
Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez
Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdéz
Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius