And then there were 11, as in only 11 bouts that will now take place at Saturday’s UFC 183 event after featherweight Jim Hettes (pictured) was forced to withdraw from his bout against Diego Brandao due to undisclosed medical issues.
Hettes was reportedly getting his hands wrapped in the locker room when he became ill. After being examined by doctors and Nevada State Commission officials, it was determined the 27-year-old couldn’t compete tonight.
“The Kid” has left MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
The 145-pound affair was slated to appear in the UFC Fight Pass portion of the prelims.
No word on whether Hettes or Brandao will receive their show money.
Here is UFC 183’s revised lineup:
(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Andy Enz vs. Thiago Santos
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Richardson Moreira
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Tom Watson vs. Rafael Natal
John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson
Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein
Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch
Joe Lauzon Fights Al Iaquinta
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley
Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva