Tonight’s UFC Vegas 27 event is down to a total of twelve fights after a lightweight bout between Yancy Medeiros and Damir Hadzovic was called off.
Medeiros and Hadzovic were expected to throw down on today’s preliminary fight card, but due to health complications the bout has now been postponed.
UFC Europe released the following statement on Twitter, revealing that Damir Hadzovic had fallen ill.
Due to health issues, Damir Hadzovic has been removed from the lightweight bout with Yancy Medeiros at #UFCVegas27
As a result, this bout been canceled from tonight’s card and will be rescheduled at a later date. pic.twitter.com/Iks581YL8F
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 22, 2021
“Due to health issues, Damir Hadzovic has been removed from the lightweight bout with Yancy Medeiros at #UFCVegas27 As a result, this bout been canceled from tonight’s card and will be rescheduled at a later date.”
Medeiros was hoping to snap a three-fight losing skid at tonight’s event. The Hawaiian standout has gone 2-3 over his past five fights, including knockout wins over Erick Silva and Alex Oliveira.
Meanwhile Damir Hadzovic has gone 2-2 under the UFC banner since making his promotional debut back in 2018. Hadzovic had intentions of bringing his record back over the .500 mark with a victory over Medeiros.
With that news, tonight’s UFC Vegas 27 event will proceed with a total of twelve bouts.
The fight card is headlined by a key bantamweight bout featuring former division champion Cody Garbrandt taking on streaking contender Rob Font.
Get tonight’s full fight card and start times below:
UFC Vegas 27 Main Card (ESPN+ at 7pm EST)
Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt
Yan Xiaonan vs. Carla Esparza
Justin Tafa vs. Jared Vanderaa
Felicia Spencer vs. Norma Dumont
Ricardo Ramos vs. Bill Algeo
Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
UFC Vegas 27 Prelims (ESPN+ at 4pm EST)
Ben Rothwell vs. Chris Barnett
Court McGee vs. Claudio Silva
Bruno Silva vs. Victor Rodriguez
Joshua Culibao vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke
David Dvorak vs. Juancamilo Ronderos
Rafael Alves vs. Damir Ismagulov
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