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Amanda Nunes hospitalized, UFC 213 main event in danger of cancellation

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Amanda Nunes hospitalized, UFC 213 main event in danger of cancellation

UFC 213 may lose its main event on fight day.

As if UFC 213 hadn’t suffered enough with the postponement of Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler, as well as the cancellation of the men’s bantamweight title fight between Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw, Saturday night’s main event is in serious danger of being scrapped.

Reigning women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is currently hospitalized, according to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. The odds of Nunes being able to defend her title tonight against Valentina Shevchenko are currently looking slim.

If the main event is off, UFC 213’s new headliner will be the interim middleweight title bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker. Of course, this fight was booked to replace Garbrandt-Dillashaw, and after plans to have Michael Bisping-Georges St-Pierre in the summer also collapsed. It’d also be the third straight year that the UFC’s International Fight Week PPV will have lost its original main event. UFC 200 obviously got double dinged with Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2, as well as the last-minute scrapping of Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2.

Bloody Elbow will update this post with more information as it becomes available, including an official UFC statement.


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