It seems like UFC officials couldn’t find a suitable replacement for Botelho to face, so she has also been removed from the card according to MMA Fighting.
Botelho would comment on the matter via Twitter:
CANCELADA ... Infelizmente minha adversária se machucou e não terá mais a luta .. Estava mais que pronta e preparada para mais essa batalha.. Aguardando UFC para uma próxima luta !!! Obrigada por todos que torcem e acreditam no meu trabalho. Irei descansar p voltar mais forte pic.twitter.com/PXXjpSNfd8— Poliana Botelho (@polibotelho) August 1, 2019
Here is a translation of what Botelho wrote, provided by Google Translate:
“CANCELED Infelizmente ... Unfortunately my opponent was injured and will no longer have the fight .. I was more than ready and ready for another battle .. Awaiting UFC for a next fight !!! Thank you for everyone who cheers and believes in my work. I will rest p back stronger.”
The UFC 241 card will now move up with one less fight, but will still feature a total of twelve bouts.
UFC 241 takes place on Saturday, August 17 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.