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.
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
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)
Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) vs. Walt Harris (10-5)
Kalinda Faria (18-5-1) vs. Mara Romero Borella (11-4)
Evan Dunham (18-6) vs. Beneil Dariush (14-3)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX – 8 P.M. ET)
Tom Duquesnoy (15-1) vs. Cody Stamman (15-1)
Lando Vannata (9-2) vs. Bobby Green (23-8)
Pearl Gonzalez (6-2) vs. Poliana Botelho (5-1)
Matt Schnell (10-4) vs. Marco Antonio Beltran (8-5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS – 7:00 P.M. ET)
Magomed Bibulatov (14-0) vs. John Moraga (17-6)
Brad Tavares (15-4) vs. Thales Leites (27-7)
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