It looks as though one of the most anticipated fights on this weekend’s UFC 201 card will not take place as flyweight Justin Scoggins has been removed from his top contender matchup against Ian McCall.
UFC 201 will be held on July 30, 2016, at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Elias Cepeda, formally of Fox Sports announced the reasoning behind Scoggins pulling out of the bout.
— Elias Cepeda (@EliasCepeda) July 28, 2016
It also doesn’t look like Ian McCall is too happy with the news either.
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) July 28, 2016
Apparently, the UFC are looking for a replacement fight for the former UFC flyweight title challenger however, it will be tough to find a flyweight on such short notice. Stay tuned to MMA Mad as the story progresses.
With this news, UFC 201 now looks like this:
Main Card (PPV)
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title
Rose Namajunas vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger
Francisco Rivera vs. Érik Pérez
Ian McCall vs. TBC
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov
Ross Pearson vs. Jorge Masvidal
Anthony Hamilton vs. Damian Grabowski
Wilson Reis vs. Hector Sandoval
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Michael Graves vs. Bojan Veličković
Ryan Benoit vs. Fredy Serrano
César Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown