Raulian Paiva Hospitalized During Weight-Cut, Replaced by Juancamilo Ronderos For UFC ‘Fight Night’

UFC flyweight Raulian Paiva has been hospitalized due to his weight cut for a May 22nd fight against David Dvorak, per a report from Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.

On just a days notice, Juancamilo Ronderos has stepped in to replace Paiva in a fight against Dvorak, as first reported by Farah Hannoun and John Morgan of MMA Junkie.

The new matchup will take place during a UFC “Fight Night” card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Paiva said he passed out during his weight cut on Thursday.

“The doctor said I had low blood pressure and was dehydrated, that’s why I was passing out and wouldn’t wake back up,” Paiva told MMA Fighting.

The short-notice UFC call-up for Ronderos is being given after putting together an undefeated four-fight run as a pro. He missed weight for the fight at Friday’s weigh-ins, coming in two-and-a-half pounds over the flyweight limit.

Saturday’s card is set to be headlined by bantamweights Cody Garbrandt and Rob Font.

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