Amanda Nunes pulled from UFC 213

Amanda Nunes

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday morning that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes had been hospitalized ahead of her UFC 213 title defense against Valentina Shevchenko tonight.

Shortly after, MMAJunkie’s John Morgan confirmed with UFC President Dana White that Nunes was indeed off the card. Interestingly enough, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempted to convince White to allow her to step in for Nunes to fight Shevchenko, who she has competed against Shevchenko in the Muay Thai world.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available, including an impending official announcement from the UFC

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/8/2017.