Some unfortunate news has come in regarding the scheduled UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi bout between middleweights Chris Camozzi and Andrew Craig. Hours before today's weigh-in, Camozzi posted on Twitter that Craig is sick and unable to compete on Friday's preliminary card:
Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has been called off due to Craig being sick. Hopefully he recovers quickly. #bummed— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) April 10, 2014
MMA Junkie reported that Craig has tonsillitis, which prompted this late cancellation. Craig (9-2) was coming off a submission loss to Luke Barnatt in October, while Camozzi (19-7) was trying to snap the first two-fight losing skid of his career.
Both men have been paid their "show" money.
This leaves tomorrow's card with just 8 fights, which is tied with the TUF China Finale for the fewest bouts on a UFC event this year. The start time has been moved up from 11:50 AM ET to 12:15 PM ET/9:15 AM PT, as Jim Alers fights Alan Omer in the preliminary card opener.
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