According to UFC President Dana White, the women’s flyweight championship is now vacant.
Nicco Montano, who won the flyweight title after winning TUF 26, was scheduled to make her first title defense versus former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko Saturday night at UFC 228.
Friday morning, right before the official weigh-ins, reports surfaced that Montano was transported to a local medical facility due to kidney-related issues while cutting weight. The bout was later officially cancelled.
In an FS1 UFC interview, White told Olivi that the belt has been vacated and he plans to schedule Valentina Shevchenko in a flyweight title match: “The belt becomes vacated. The title is vacated. Obviously, Shevchenko is dying to fight for this title so we are in the process right now of trying to make another fight. Some interesting before the end of the year.”
Check out his full comments below.
Fight fans, do you agree with this decision?