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Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

UFC 207: Cain Velasquez Deemed Unfit to Fight by Commission

Cain Velasquez (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following Cain Velasquez’s revelation that he plans to undergo back surgery in early January, the Nevada Commission has ruled  the heavyweight is unfit to fight Fabricio Werdum on Friday.

Recently the UFC posted the following statement on its official website:

Saturday afternoon, UFC was informed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Cain Velasquez is unfit to fight. As a result, the former two-time heavyweight champion has been removed from his Dec. 30 bout against Fabricio Werdum at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 207, which is headlined by the women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey, will proceed with 10 bouts.

Werdum and Velasquez fought last summer and the latter was submitted in the third round.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:15 pm
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