Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis will no longer take place at UFC 216.
The fight, which was scheduled for tonights event, has been scrapped after Derrick Lewis was forced to withdraw through injury. UFC commentator Jon Anik released the news via his social media.
Fabricio Werdum v. Derrick Lewis is off due to an injury to one of the fighters. First fight now 4PM PT. #UFC216
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) October 7, 2017
It’s the latest in a long, long line of last minute collapses for UFC fights.
Yesterday, there had been drama at the weigh ins after Kevin Lee had initially stepped onto the scale a pound too heavy, but when he eventually hit the correct 155-pound limit, most felt confident that all the drama was over until fight night.
Regrettably, that was not the case.
UPDATE: Heavyweight Walt Harris, who was scheduled to face Mark Godbeer, will step in for Lewis and face Werdum later tonight.