UFC’s January 22nd pay-per-view event took two big hits Friday, losing two matchups that were set to happen on the card. The fights were set to happen at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, USA.
The middleweight fight between Rodolfo Vieira and Wellington Turman was pulled from the card early Friday morning, per Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes.
A follow-up report from Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie detailed that a medical issue on Vieira’s side forced him out of the fight.
Vieira and Turman were set to meet on the PPV portion of Saturday’s card.
The matchup between undefeated featherweight Ilia Topuria and rising Canadian Charles Jourdain is also off the card, as first reported by Gonzalo Campos of Eurosport.
Topuria was reportedly withdrawn from the fight after suffering a medical issue.
Topuria was set to put his 11-fight undefeated record on the line. Jourdain was stepping in on short notice, replacing Movsar Evloev in the featherweight contest.
UFC 270 is now set to proceed with 11 fights in total. In the main event, UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou will face interim titleholder Ciryl Gane.