An important clash between two ranked fighters has been scrapped just hours away from the start of the UFC 275 fight card in Singapore.
MMA journalist Marcel Dorff first reported that Rogerio Bontorin (#8 flyweight) was “transported to hospital” following what seemed to be complications with his weight cut.
Just got told Rogerio Bontorin was transported to the hospital earlier this morning. With Bontorin vs. Kape missing on the PPV card visual during the Road to UFC broadcast it looks like the fight is off #UFC275 tomorrow….
— Marcel Dorff 🇳🇱🇮🇩 (@BigMarcel24) June 10, 2022
MMA Fighting later confirmed that Bontorin had suffered “kidney issues from cutting weight and is currently hospitalized.” MMA Fighting’s report also included notes from Bontorin’s coach, Gile Ribeiro.
“He was in the process of cutting weight and felt a lot of pain in the lumbar area when he was 2kg [4.5 pounds] over, then he left the bathtub and it only got worse. We called Marcus, from the UFC staff, to check on him and we needed an ambulance to go to the hospital. We ran some tests and he had renal insufficiency, so he’ll stay in the hospital until tomorrow,” Gile Ribeiro told Guilherme Cruz.
The UFC later released a statement revealing that the scheduled flyweight bout between Bontorin and Manel Kape has been canceled from the event.
The news has shaken up the UFC 275 fight card and a new bout order has been revealed.
Updated UFC 275 Fight Card
Main Card – 10:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm PT (ESPN+ PPV)
- Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos
- Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
- Andre Fialho vs. Jake Matthews
- Jack Della Maddalena vs. Ramazan Emeev
Prelims – 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT on ESPN+
- Seungwoo Choi vs. Josh Culibao
- Maheshate vs. Steve Garcia
- Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun
- Kyung Ho Kang vs. Batgerel Danaa
Early Prelims– 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on ESPN+
- Liang Na vs. Silvana Juarez
- Ramona Pascual vs. Joselyn Edwards
How to watch UFC 275
- Date: Saturday, June 11
- Time: PPV Main Card starts at 10 pm ET, Prelims start at 7 pm ET
ESPN+ PPV (order here)
UFC 275 is a PPV event and that means the fights are exclusive to the
Fight fans can order the event on the ESPN+ website to watch Teixeira vs. Prochazka, Shevchenko vs. Santos, Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk, and more.
Formerly the lead MMA Editor at RealSport.