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UFC 271 bout order reshuffled after late fight cancellation

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

Matt Schnell won’t be fighting at UFC 271 anymore.
Matt Schnell won’t be fighting at UFC 271 anymore.
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Hopefully Alexander Hernandez is satisfied with the change of the UFC 271 lineup.

There were a couple of weight misses at the weigh-ins on Friday, one of which resulted in an outright fight cancellation. The oft-cancelled flyweight bout between former title challenger Alex Perez and Matt Schnell is once again off after Perez missed weight, and Schnell did not accept a catchweight.

Light heavyweight William Knight missed the limit by a ridiculous 12 lbs, but it’s light heavyweight so his fight with Maxim Grishin is just going to proceed as a heavyweight bout. However, its spot on the televised preliminary card is no more, and Knight vs. Grishin is now the opening prelim.

As for Perez vs. Schnell, that was supposed to be on the ESPN prelims, but now Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant gets bumped to the TV portion of the card, and Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo is booted from the pay-per-view and down to the preliminary card. That leaves Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano with the leap from the early prelims to the main card. Hernandez, you may recall, was not pleased with the initial placement of his matchup.

Here’s the new bout order:

Main Card (10 PM ET, ESPN+ PPV)

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker

Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa

Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson

Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano

Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, ESPN/ESPN+)

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill

Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo

Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant

Preliminary Card (6 PM ET, ESPN+)

Leomana Martinez vs. Ronnie Lawrence

A.J. Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun

Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Andrey Morozov

Jeremiah Wells vs. Mike Mathetha

William Knight vs. Maxim Grishin