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Saturday May 23rd, 2015– Tonight’s UFC 187 event will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The bout between strawweights Nina Ansaroff (6-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Rose Namajunas (2-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been cancelled.
At the weigh-ins, Ansaroff failed to make-weight, she came in four pounds over the 116-pound limit. The fight was scheduled to continue as a 120-pound catchweight.
According to UFC officials they announced the change in just 2 hours away from tonight’s UFC 187 fight.
“After contracting a case of the flu, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff has been deemed medically unfit by doctors to compete in her UFC 187 bout against Rose Namajunas on Saturday night”
The new UFC 87 lineup:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for the vacant light heavyweight title
Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort for the middleweight title
Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi
Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne
Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky
Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal
Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Leo Kuntz vs. Islam Makhachev
Josh Sampo vs. Justin Scoggins