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Mizuto Hirota vs. Charles Rosa scrapped from UFC Japan

Following Thursday’s troublesome weigh-in, Mizuto Hirota has been declared medically unfit to fight Charles Rosa at UFC Japan.

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Mizuto Hirota will no longer be a part of Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami.

In a statement released by the UFC, the promotion’s medical team declared Hirota unfit to fight Charles Rosa.

"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)

Keita Nakamura vs. Alex Morono
Syuri Kondo vs. Chan-Mi Jeon
Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau
Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim