Less than 24 hours before Ian McCall (pictured) was to co-headline UFC Fight Night 56 against fellow flyweight John Lineker, McCall has been pulled from the event.
If you must ask, the man with the best mustache in the UFC became ill shortly after Friday’s weigh-ins and couldn’t receive medical clearance to compete in Saturday’s show.
UFC officials didn’t reveal anything more about McCall’s condition, nor if he and Lineker will receive their show money for making the trek all the way to Brazil.
The welterweight affair between Dhiego Lima and Jorge de Oliveira has been bumped to the main card.
Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia hosts tonight’s festivities.
Here is the event’s revised lineup:
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva
Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Charlie Brenneman vs. Leandro Silva
Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Diego Rivas vs. Rodolfo Rubio
(Fox Sports 1 10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT)
Nina Ansaroff vs. Juliana Lima
Dhiego Lima vs. Jorge de Oliveira
Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux