However, a mere few hours before the event, a medical emergency struck as Cerilli was diagnosed with a staph infection and pulled from the card.
Bhullar would comment on the matter via Instagram:
Hey guys unfortunately my fight is cancelled. My opponent has a staph infection and wasn't able to get cleared in the medical check. . . I'm very disappointed not to be able to put on a show for all of my fans and loved ones. Was extremely well prepared for this fight and can't thank my team enough for their sacrifices during preparation. The coaches/sparring partners/therapists/specialists etc. It takes an amazing team of people to get me to this point and I will always be grateful to have them in my life. . . Lastly, I'd like to thank the team at @onechampionship for their unbelievable support this week. Every member of the company has been extremely respectful and supportive through this ordeal. My first experience going through fight week with them couldn't have gone better. I can't wait to debut in the near future------ . . #disappointed #sorry #OnToTheNextOne #DawnOfHeroes #ThrillaInManila #TeamBhullar #OneBillionStrong
There is no word at this time as to whether or not the bout is going to be rescheduled or if the fighters will go their separate ways.