The UFC has released an official statement cancelling the UFC 228 co-main event— a women’s flyweight title fight between champion Nicco Montano and challenger Valentina Shevchenko.
Multiple reports surfaced Friday morning that Montano was transported to a local hospital. She did not weigh-in and details regarding her condition were scarce.
Shevchenko still weighed in, registering 124.5 pounds on the official scale.
Moments ago, the UFC officially pulled Montano vs Shevchenko from the card. Sources say Shevchenko will not be fighting a late replacement. Read the UFC’s statement below:
As a precautionary measure, UFC flyweight Nicco Montano was transported to a medical facility Friday morning due to health concerns. The scheduled championship bout between Montano and Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 has been cancelled.”
UFC 228 continues with 13 fights.