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UFC News: Preliminary bout removed from tonight's UFC 187 event

By Ryan Frederick, WrestlingObserver.com

A preliminary bout between women's strawweight fighters Rose Namajunas and Nina Ansaroff has been scratched from tonight's UFC 187 event. Ansaroff fell ill with the flu during fight week and doctors have deemed her medically unable to compete at tonight's event, confirmed by UFC officials in a statement.

Ansaroff missed weight by four pounds, coming in at 120 pounds for the bout.

The card will continue with eleven bouts, and a welterweight bout between Mike Pyle and Colby Covington will be bumped up to the FOX Sports 1 portion of the preliminary card. The fights will now kick off 30 minutes later at 7 PM ET on Fight Pass.