Hailey Cowan vs. Tamires Vidal Drops Off UFC San Antonio

Hailey Cowan, Dana White's Contender Series 50
Hailey Cowan, Dana White's Contender Series 50 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Hailey Cowan’s UFC debut has been delayed yet again.

Cowan (7-2), an LFA and Invicta FC veteran who won her way into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series last year, has seen her bout with Tamires Vidal (7-1) scratched from this Saturday’s UFC San Antonio card.

Vidal was forced out of the bout due to undisclosed medical reasons, per a statement by the promotion on Thursday.

“Due to a medical issue, Tamires Vidal has been removed from her bantamweight bout with Hailey Cowan. As a result, this bout has been cancelled from this weekend’s card,” the statement read.

With the fight being a late addition to the event, and weigh-ins coming tomorrow, no replacement has been sought.

It’s the second straight booking that has fallen through for Cowan. A match-up with Ailin Perez last month was cancelled when Cowan fell ill. With luck, the third time will be the charm — whenever that might be.

In the meantime, UFC San Antonio, which takes place Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, moves forward with the following match-ups:

  • Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Holly Holm vs. Yana Santos
  • Nate Landwehr vs. Austin Lingo
  • Andrea Lee vs. Maycee Barber
  • Chidi Njokuani vs. Albert Duraev
  • Alex Perez vs. Manel Kape
  • Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz
  • Steven Peterson vs. Lucas Alexander
  • Trevin Giles vs. Preston Parsons
  • C.J. Vergara vs. Daniel da Silva
  • Manuel Torres vs. Trey Ogden
  • Victor Altamirano vs. Vinicius Salvador