Amanda Nunes – Valentina Shevchenko II will have to wait for another day.
Yes, on the day the bantamweights were scheduled to fight in the headliner of UFC 213, the promotion’s announced that Nunes has withdrawn due to illness. No specific details regarding Nunes’ condition were included in the UFC’s official announcement.
Since Nunes can no longer compete, tonight’s interim middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker is the new main event.
Nunes and Shevchenko would have been fighting for a second time, as last March, the bantamweight champ earned a UD win over the latter.
UFC 213 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.