Pedro Munhoz vs. John Dodson Off UFC Fight Night Belem

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Tomorrow nights UFC Fight Night Belem card will move on with one less bout because a bantamweight division attraction between John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz has been pulled from the card.

Munhoz came in overweight for the bout, which led to Dodson opting not to fight him, it would have been the co-main event of the show.

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Here is a statement from the UFC on the matter:

After Pedro Munhoz missed weight by four pounds for his UFC Belem bout against John Dodson, UFC officials have pulled the fight from Saturday night's event.

Munhoz weighed in at 140 pounds on Friday morning for the bantamweight bout.

Moving into the co-main event slot is the flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira.

UFC Belem, which airs live on FS1, will proceed with 11 bouts.

Even though the UFC announced the Shevchenko/Cachoeira bout has been moved to the co-main event, no announcement has been made as to which preliminary card bout has been moved to the main card.

UFC Fight Night Belem takes place on Saturday, February 3 from the Manguerinho Arena in Belem, Brazil with Lyoto Machida and Eryk Anders headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.

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