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.
Per the UFC, Daniel da Silva is off the UFC 282 card as a result of a medical issue and his bout against Vinicius Salvador has been canceled.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 9, 2022
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.