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Zak Cummings out of UFC St. Louis due to injury

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Less than 48 hours away from his next fight, Zak Cummings has been removed from UFC St. Louis.

Officials announced the withdrawal on Friday. Cummings was scheduled to fight veteran Thiago Alves on the televised preliminary portion of Sunday’s card at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. A women’s bantamweight bout between Irene Aldana and Talita Bernardo has been moved up from the Fight Pass prelims to replace the Cummings-Alves encounter.

Responding to a comment on Twitter, Cummings said his injury was due to slipping and injuring his head:

The Ultimate Fighter 17 alum was looking to win his third straight bout and fifth in his last six. Alves, a one-time UFC welterweight title challenger, was also coming off of a win, having defeated Patrick Cote by unanimous decision last April.

UFC Fight Night 124 will proceed with 12 bouts. See the updated card below.

Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi

Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall

Paige VanZant vs. Jessica-Rose Clark

Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek

James Krause vs. Alex White

Marco Polo Reyes vs. Matt Frevola

Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria

Irene Aldana vs. Talita Bernardo

Darren Elkins vs. Michael Johnson

Danielle Taylor vs. JJ Aldrich

Mike Santiago vs. Mads Burnell

Guido Cannetti vs. Kyung Ho Kang




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