UFC 228 main card gets adjusted after Montano-Shevchenko cancellation

Karolina Kowalkiewicz, UFC 228

Initially, UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano was expected to attempt her first title defense opposite Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event of UFC 228 tomorrow night in Dallas. Regrettably, Montano was hospitalized just before this morning’s weigh ins, and after a period of uncertainty and worry, it was confirmed that the champion will unfortunately not be able to fight on the card.

With the removal of this Montano vs. Shevchenko fight from the UFC 228 bill, a main card bout between former strawweight title challengers Jessica Andrade and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been elevated to the UFC 228 co-main event slot.

In addition, an undercard bantamweight bout between top-10 contenders Jimmie Rivera and John Dodson has been hoisted up to the round out the main card.

Here is the UFC 228 lineup as it stands after the cancellation of the Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko co-main event.

The Main Card | 10:00 pm ET on pay-per-view

  • Champ Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till – For the UFC welterweight title
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – New co-main event
  • Brandon Davis vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
  • John Dodson vs. Jimmie Rivera – Added to the main card
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Niko Price

The Prelims | 8:00 pm ET on Fox Sports 1

  • Carla Esparza vs. Tatiana Suarez
  • Cody Stamann vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Frank Camacho vs. Geoff Neal
  • Charles Byrd vs. Darren Stewart

The Early Prelims | 6:15 pm ET on UFC Fight Pass

  • Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White
  • Jim Miller vs. Alex White
  • Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • Ryan Benoit vs. Roberto Sanchez

Which fight on the UFC 228 bill are you most excited for?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/7/2018.