With Justin Scoggins having weight-cutting issues, and having to be removed from the UFC 201 card, the flyweight clash between Fredy Serrano and Ryan Benoit has been moved to the UFC 201 main card, according to UFC officials.
The UFC statement is below:
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.
The current UFC 201 fight card is below:
Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley
Rose Namajunas vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger
Francisco Rivera vs. Erik Perez
Ryan Benoit vs. Fredy Serrano
Undercard (FOX Sports 2 at 9 p.m. ET)
Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov
Ross Pearson vs. Jorge Masvidal
Anthony Hamilton vs. Damian Grabowski
Wilson Reis vs. Hector Sandoval
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET)
Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic
Cesar Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown
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