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UFC 282 fight cancellation - Fighter pulled due to ‘medical issue’ after weigh-ins

A planned flyweight bout between Vinicius Salvador and Daniel da Silva has been scrapped after da Silva was pulled from the card.

The snakebit nature of UFC 282 continues well into fight week with a last minute bout cancellation. While most of the card’s losses have come at the expense of the PPV portion of the card — including the planned main event between Jiří Procházka & Glover Teixeira — this time it’s the bottom end of the prelims that’s found misfortune.

TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter reports that a flyweight bout between Daniel da Silva & Vinicius Salvador has been removed from the UFC lineup due to a ‘medical issue’. The 26-year-old da Silva missed the flyweight limit earlier in the day by 3 lbs., and declined to cut further and try to make the weight before the bout’s cancellation.

0-3 so far in his UFC career, this marks the first time ‘Miojo’ has failed to make weight for a bout in the Octagon. However, the one-time bantamweight did come in at 128-lbs for a 2019 bout against Augusto Cesar da Silva on the Brazilian regional scene. No word yet if the UFC plans to reschedule this fight for a future event.

UFC 282 goes down this Saturday, December 10th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The card is expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev. A lightweight bout between Paddy Pimblett & Jared Gordon is set for the co-main event.

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