Cody Garbrandt Out of Co-Main Event Against Rafael Assuncao Due To Kidney Issue

Cody Garbrandt is out of his March 28th co-main event against Rafael Assuncao due to a kidney issue. Per Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Garbrandt has been in the hospital for five days now.

The fight was meant to take place on the UFC on ESPN 8 card, taking place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

The former UFC Bantamweight Champion looked to end his three-fight losing streak which started back in 2017. All three losses have come via punches.

Assuncao was on a similar losing streak, losing his last two fights. Previously, the Brazilian fighter was on a four-fight winning streak.

Currently set to headline UFC on ESPN 8 is undefeated heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruick and Francis Ngannou. Both fighters are ranked in the top 10 of the heavyweight division.

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