"Due to health and safety concerns, the UFC featherweight bout Hirota vs. Rosa at UFC Fight Night Japan: Saint Preux vs. Okami has been cancelled, as Hirota was deemed unfit to compete by the UFC medical team,” the statement read.
Hirota weighed in at 150 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in, but his condition was concerning. He looked dazed, extremely drawn out, and had trouble maintaining his balance as he stepped off the scale. That he’s been removed from the card certainly isn’t surprising.
Rosa was to receiver 30% of Hirota’s purse, and presumably he’ll get at least his show money considering he did make weight.
For the second week in a row, the UFC will have no preliminary card bouts on Fight Pass.
Here’s the updated lineup:
Main Card (FXX, 10 PM ET)
Yushin Okami vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Andrade
Takanori Gomi vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Gokhan Saki vs. Henrique da Silva
Teruto Ishihara vs. Rolando Dy
Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki
Preliminary Card (FXX, 8 PM ET)