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UPDATE: Derrick Lewis removed from UFC 216 on day of event; Fabricio Werdum now faces Walt Harris

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The heavyweight PPV contest between former UFC champ Fabricio Werdum and Derrick Lewis has been removed from tonight’s UFC 216 card out of Las Vegas. 

MMAFighting is reporting that Lewis was unable to move as of this morning due to severe back pain.

The card will go on with 11 fights and will begin at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass due to this late removal. The heavyweight contest between Mark Godbeer and Walt Harris that was originally slated to take place on UFC Fight Pass has been promoted to the same main card slot previously held by Lewis and Werdum.

UPDATE: Walt Harris will now replace Derrick Lewis to take on Fabricio Werdum. A healthy Mark Godbeer has been completely removed from the card but will likely be compensated. 

Here’s the full finalized card for tonight’s UFC 216 ‘Ferguson vs. Lee’ event out of T-Mobile Arena:

MAIN CARD (PPV – 10 P.M. ET)

Interim Lightweight Title Bout
Tony Ferguson (22-3) vs. Kevin Lee (16-2)

Flyweight Title Bout
Demetrious Johnson (c) (27-2-1) vs. Ray Borg (11-2)

Heavyweight Bout
Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) vs. Walt Harris (10-5) 

Strawweight Bout
Kalinda Faria (18-5-1) vs. Mara Romero Borella (11-4)

Lightweight Bout
Evan Dunham (18-6) vs. Beneil Dariush (14-3)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX – 8 P.M. ET)

Bantamweight Bout
Tom Duquesnoy (15-1) vs. Cody Stamman (15-1)

Lightweight Bout
Lando Vannata (9-2) vs. Bobby Green (23-8)

Strawweight Bout
Pearl Gonzalez (6-2) vs. Poliana Botelho (5-1)

Flyweight Bout
Matt Schnell (10-4) vs. Marco Antonio Beltran (8-5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS – 7:00 P.M. ET)

Flyweight Bout
Magomed Bibulatov (14-0) vs. John Moraga (17-6)

Middleweight Bout
Brad Tavares (15-4) vs. Thales Leites (27-7)

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