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Saturday's UFC Tampa main event in jeopardy


Update --

 Jedrzejczyk has indicated that she's still trying to make weight for the fight.


The UFC's return to Tampa on Saturday is currently in danger of losing its main event.

The main event is scheduled to be a strawweight bout between former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson. However, Jedrzejczyk informed the UFC over a week ago that she will be unable to make the strawweight limit of 116 pounds, and now the fight is in jeopardy of being called off.

Combate was the first to report the news. It's also been confirmed by ESPN's Ariel Helwani.

There have been several options discussed in an attempt to fix the situation. One of those options included the fight being made a 120-pound catchweight, but Waterson's camp has turned that down so far. Waterson is already a small strawweight, so giving up extra weight would be even more of a disadvantage for her.

Negotiations are still going on to try to save the fight, as Waterson has also been presented with an offer to face Jessica Andrade at UFC 244 on November 2 if the fight with Jedrzejczyk falls apart. Waterson's camp also reportedly turned down facing either Mackenzie Dern or Amanda Ribas in a replacement main event.

Another option discussed has included Angela Hill replacing Waterson in the main event and facing Jedrzejczyk if Waterson chooses to fight Andrade instead. One last option has included taking both Jedrzejczyk and Waterson off the card altogether and moving the semi-main event between featherweights Cub Swanson and Kron Gracie to the main event.

This story will be updated as more news becomes available.