Two of the upcoming bouts of UFC 270, including the fight that was scheduled to start the pay-per-view, have been scrapped.
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman was slated to be the opening bout on the main card. However, due to apparent illness on the part of Vieira, the bout has been scrapped.
Both guys were coming off of decent wins looking to extend their run to 2, however, the bout is no longer taking place.
Turman will be paid his show purse but as of yet, there are no immediate plans to reschedule the bout. Hopefully, we will see both guys in the coming months.
The second bout to be lost was Ilia Topuria vs Charles Jourdain, which was scheduled for the prelims. The news comes after Topuria was declared medically unfit to compete.
This is a huge loss to the card as both guys are coming off of big wins. Topuria was looking to continue his as yet unbeaten record of 11-0, his most recent win coming via a shock TKO win against a returning Ryan Hall, but was pulled out just hours before the official way in.
Jourdain was looking to build on the hype he created following a dominant win over Andre Ewell at the end of last year, where he rounded out the contest by dropping Ewell with a “This is Sparta!” to the chest.
The UFC is yet to announce whether this bout will be rescheduled.