Burns Pulled From UFC Orlando Due To Weight Cut
Even though it is two days away from UFC on FOX 28’s weigh-ins, and four days away from UFC on FOX 28 from Orlando, the UFC medical staff has cancelled a fight due to a potentially unsafe weight cut.
Per a report from MMA Mania, the lightweight fight between Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Burns has been pulled and not allowed to compete on Sunday.
“Upon his arrival, the UFC medical team determined that it would be unsafe for Burns to cut additional weight necessary to meet the 156-pound limit,” UFC said in its official release. “The card will proceed as scheduled with twelve fights.”
There is no word as of yet, if either Burns or Mercier will receive their show money, or if the fight will be placed on a future card.
See the updated card for UFC on FOX 28 below.
UFC on FOX 28 Main Card
145 lbs.: Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens
115 lbs.: Tecia Torres vs. Jessica Andrade
205 lbs.: Ilir Latifi vs. Ovince Saint Preux
170 lbs.: Max Griffin vs. Mike Perry
UFC on FOX 28 Prelims
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Brian Kelleher
135 lbs.: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Sara McMann
115 lbs.: Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz
170 lbs.: Alan Jouban vs. Ben Saunders
UFC on FOX 28 Prelims on Fight Pass
205 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Marcin Prachnio
135 lbs.: Russel Doane vs. Rani Yahya
125 lbs.: Alex Perez vs. Eric Shelton
135 lbs.: Manny Bermudez vs. Albert Morales