RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian lightweight Diego Ferreira was pulled from a planned matchup with Francisco Trinaldo during today’s UFC 237 official weigh-in ceremony.
Officials from the Brazilian athletic commission (CABMMA) determined Ferreira was medically unfit to compete and ruled him out of the contest, a representative told MMA Junkie.
According to MMAFighting.com , kidney stones were to blame for the late withdrawal.
Ferreira (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Trinaldo (23-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) were set to meet on the opening bout of the UFC 237 main card, which airs on pay-per-view from Jeunesse Arena. Preliminary bouts stream on ESPN+ and air on ESPN. So far, a new bout order hasn’t been determined.
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