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Jim Hettes Last-Second Scratch From UFC 183 With ‘Medical Issue’

Written by Tom Ngo
January 31st, 2015
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UFC Jim Hettes

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:

Preliminary Card:

(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

Main Card:

(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

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