However, a ruling from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has deemed that Correia has been pulled from the show due to an eye surgery that happened prior to this bout being scheduled. Correia had eye surgery earlier this year and apparently the eye has not healed enough in the CSAC’s opinion for the fight to move on.
Aldana has also been pulled from the card because UFC officials were unable to secure her a new opponent on short notice.
The following statement was issued by the UFC on the matter:
Due to injury, Bethe Correia has been forced to withdraw from her UFC 227 bout against Irene Aldana. The fight will not be replaced and the card will proceed with 12 bouts.
UFC 227, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, is headlined by championship rematches between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt and between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo.
There has been no word given by the UFC at this time as to which bout is going to be moved from the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary card to the Fox Sports 1 portion of the preliminary card.