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Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson elevated to UFC 228 pay-per-view card following cancellation of Montano vs. Shevchenko

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Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson is now a pay-per-view fight.

The bantamweight scrap was bumped up to the pay-per-view card of UFC 228 following the cancellation of the scheduled women’s flyweight title fight between UFC champion Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko, the UFC announced on Friday afternoon.

Montano was hospitalized early Friday morning prior to UFC 228’s official weigh-ins. According to a statement released to MMA Fighting by Montano’s training partner Steve Hanna, Montano was “treated at the local hospital for issues regarding her kidney function.” Hanna added that Montano “will be fine in a few days.”

Montano vs. Shevchenko was scheduled to be the co-main event of UFC 228.

With Montano vs. Shevchenko scratched, UFC 228 will proceed forward as a 13-fight card.


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