Amanda Nunes hospitalized a few hours before UFC 213 title defense

  • Women’s bantamweight champion scratched on day of title defense
  • UFC 213 will go on without main event though refunds have been offered
  • Yoel Romero-Robert Whittaker interim title bout moved to main event

Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was scratched from her title defense against Valentina Shevchenko after being hospitalized Saturday a few hours before UFC 213.

The UFC cited “illness” – without elaborating – in its statement.

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