Nicco Montano Hospitalized, UFC 228 Co-Main Event Canceled

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montaño has been hospitalized and the co-main event of UFC 228 is officially off. Montaño was scheduled to defend her title for the first time against Valentina Shevchenko.

UFC released this official statement:

"As a precautionary measure, UFC flyweight Nicco Montaño was transported to a medical facility Friday morning due to health concerns. The scheduled flyweight championship bout between Montaño and Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 has been cancelled."

ESPN's Ariel Helwani reported that he was told the "health concerns" were weight-cut related.


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