Nunes ill, title defense vs. Shevchenko is off and Twitter reacts

Saturday, July 08, 2017

According to multiple reliable sources, the main event of UFC 213 has been scrapped. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes went to the hospital with an undisclosed illness, and the fight with Shevchenko is off.

The interim middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker has been be elevated to the main event, and Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade from the prelim card has been moved up to the PPV. Travis Browne vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk will stay at the top of the prelims in an effort to entire fans to buy the PPV.

Nunes vs. Shevchenko will likely be moved forward to another PPV event.

And as always, Twitter reacted.

 

And as long as we are discussing these things happening in mixed martial arts …