Amanda Nunes In Hospital, Bout With Valentina Shevchenko Pulled From UFC 213

The once loaded UFC 213 card has taken another hit just hours before the show was about to go live as the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko has been pulled from the card.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported the following on Twitter:

Nunes is currently hospitalized in Las Vegas due to an illness, something she has been reportedly dealing with for the majority of fight week.

UFC 213 is now going to be headlined by a bout for the vacant UFC Interim Middleweight Title as Yoel Romero faces Robert Whittaker.

There is no word yet on if/when the Nunes/Shevchenko bout is going to be rescheduled.

Jon Anik, who is calling the event tonight, posted the following on Twitter:

This is the second fight to be pulled from the card in as many weeks, as the welterweight division fight between Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone was pulled, but then rescheduled for UFC 214.

UFC 213 takes place on Saturday, July 8 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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