UFC 209 Weigh-In Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov Unable to Compete Due to Medical Issues
By FCF Staff
UFC 209 has been dealt a disastrous blow, as the promotion has confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov will not fight Tony Ferguson, due to medical issues.
Earlier on Friday it was reported that Nurmagomedov had gone to a hospital in Las Vegas, and shortly before 11:00 AM / PST, the promotion announced the lightweight will not compete on Saturday.
Here is the official statement the UFC has posted:
UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was transported to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Thursday evening due to weight management medical issues. He was treated and has been discharged, UFC officials confirmed.
The scheduled interim lightweight championship bout between Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 has been cancelled on the doctor’s recommendation.
Ferguson came in at 154.5 for the now cancelled fight. The official weigh-in results for UFC 209 are below, which will feature welterweight champ Tyron Woodley taking on Stephen Thompson in the main event (results via MMA Junkie).
Main Card (PPV, 10 PM/ET)
Tyron Woodley (170) vs. Stephen Thompson (169)
Rashad Evans (185) vs. Daniel Kelly (186)
David Teymur (156) vs. Lando Vannata (156)
Mark Hunt (265) vs. Alistair Overeem (256)
Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM/ET)
Luis Henrique (248.5) vs. Marcin Tybura (251.5)
Mirsad Bektic (145) vs. Darren Elkins (145.5)
Iuri Alcantara (135.5) vs. Luke Sanders (135)
Mark Godbeer (241.5) vs. Daniel Spitz (240)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM/ET)
Paul Craig (204) vs. Tyson Pedro (205)
Cynthia Calvillo (115.5) vs. Amanda Cooper (116)
Albert Morales (135.5) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (136)