Amanda Nunes taken ill, title fight with Valentina Shevchenko tonight at UFC 213 is off

Amanda Nunes is out of her title bout with Valentina Shevchenko tonight at UFC 213.

Ariel Helwani reported that Nunes has been forced to withdraw from her title fight against Valentina Shevchenko after falling ill and being transported to the hospital

The main event will now feature Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker for the interim middleweight title fight.

Following the announcement, Dana White announced that strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is begging him to take the fight with Shevchenko on short notice.

Shevchenko was also keen to take the contest.

However, with it being such short notice, UFC 213 will continue with only eleven bouts.

Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade has officially been moved from the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card to the PPV main card.

MMAFighting also reported due to the late switch, the UFC is obligated to offer refunds to any ticket purchasers who seek them, per Nevada Athletic Commission rules.

With this news, UFC 213 now looks like this:

Main Card (PPV)
Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker for the UFC interim middleweight title
Daniel Omielańczuk vs. Curtis Blaydes
Fabrício Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem
Anthony Pettis vs. Jim Miller
Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Travis Browne vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Chad Laprise vs. Brian Camozzi
Thiago Santos vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Cody Stamann vs. Terrion Ware
Trevin Giles vs. James Bochnovic

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