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Failed weight cut shakes up UFC 201 pay-per-view (PPV) card

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We’re not off to a good start.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to shake up its UFC 201 pay-per-view (PPV) card, thanks to a weight-cutting debacle that canceled the Justin Scoggins vs. Ian McCall flyweight fight, set to kick off the televised broadcast inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

The official statement from UFC:

Due to issues with his weight cut, flyweight contender Justin Scoggins informed UFC officials that he cannot make the contracted weight for his UFC 201 bout against Ian McCall on Saturday. Subsequently, the bout has been pulled from the card.

UFC 201, which is headlined by the welterweight championship bout between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley, will proceed with 11 bouts.

Moving to the Pay-Per-View main card is the flyweight bout between Fredy Serrano and Ryan Benoit. McCall will weigh in on Friday as scheduled and will be on hand as an alternate.

I guess those early weigh ins weren’t much help in this case.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 201 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For much more on this weekend’s UFC 201 extravaganza click here.

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