A UFC Fight Night event that was scheduled for March 3 has been scrapped, although the UFC gave no answer as to why the event will no longer be taking place.
The event, which would have aired the night before UFC 209 (headlined by Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson) would have been a UFC Fight Pass exclusive event, and would’ve taken place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the same home for the next day’s UFC 209 event.
There were no fights or no fighters announced for the event. This is the second UFC event that has been canceled in the last few weeks. The first of those events was UFC 208, which was pushed back from January to February, that event will see the first ever UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion crowned as former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm takes on Germaine De Randamie.
If the now canceled UFC Fight Night event had gone on as planned, it would’ve gone head to head with Bellator 174, which is headlined by a fight between Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd to crown the first ever Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Champion. In an interesting side note, if UFC 208 had not been moved from it’s original date in January, it would’ve gone head to head with Bellator 170, which is headlined by Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen, so the UFC canceled two events that would’ve gone head to head with Bellator MMA events.