Well, here’s a first. A case of pneumonia has forced Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza out of his UFC 184 shootout against Yoel Romero.
UFC officials announced the 185-pound bout will be re-booked for a later event.
Don’t fret, MMA fans. UFC 184 is still pretty stacked, including a pair of championship affairs. Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey defends her throne against Cat Zingano in the co-main event, while middleweight title holder Chris Weidman battles Vitor Belfort in the featured attraction.
The February 28 card goes down inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh
Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Roman Salazar
Mark Munoz vs. Roan Carneiro
Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger
Tony Ferguson vs. Yancy Medeiros
Cat Zingano vs. Ronda Rousey (UFC bantamweight champion)
Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman (UFC middleweight champion)