And then there were nine, as in only nine fights that will appear in Saturday’s “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II” event after 2008 Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo withdrew from his flyweight scrap with Scott Jorgensen due to “medical reasons.”
UFC.com made the announcement Friday, just four hours before Cejudo was set to tip the scale for the weigh-ins.
The bout was to mark Cejudo’s UFC debut. The 27-year-old has now withdrawn from four fights over the past nine months – Legacy 25, Legacy 31, Legacy 34 and UFC 177.
Cejudo owns a perfect 6-0 professional record since joining MMA in March 2013.
Jorgensen took to Twitter to express his disappointment shortly after the announcement was made.
“Made weight @ 11am, stepping out of the sauna got a call saying fights off. extremely disappointed & bummed @KitCope & I put in so much work, Jorgensen wrote. “I love to fight. I did the hardest part of camp and a weight cut to not get to play.”
No word if Cejudo or Jorgensen will be paid their show money.
The lightweight bout between Chris Wade and Cain Carrizosa that was initially scheduled to stream on UFC Fight Pass now gets bumped to the Fox Sports 1 broadcast.
UFC 177 takes place inside Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
Here is the show’s revised agenda:
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Chris Wade vs. Cain Carrizosa
Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak
Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts
Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek Brunson
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Damon Jackson vs. Yancy Medeiros
Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw (UFC bantamweight champion)