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Last Second UFC 159 Fight Cancellation: Nick Catone Hospitalized, Fight Against James Head Axed


Photo courtesy of Sherdog.com.

We’re just hours away from UFC 159, yet an update has just been made to the card. After missing weight and subsequently forfeiting 20% of his purse, welterweight Nick Catone has been hospitalized for dehydration brought on by his weight cut. As a result, the scheduled fight between Nick Catone and James Head has been canceled.

The announcement was made by the UFC through a press release issued earlier this morning.

Due to the last second nature of the fight cancellation, James Head will not be offered a replacement opponent. He will, however, receive his show money for the event.

Catone vs. Head was set to take place during the Facebook preliminary card. That portion of the card will now only feature the featherweight scraps of Steven Siler vs. Kurt Holobaugh and Leonard Garcia vs. Cody McKenzie.

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Null Kuhl- April 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Two losses followed by a weight-cut failure resulting in hospitalization? *sound of axe falling*
crappiefloper- April 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Same day weigh ins.yuppers
Alan K- April 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm
It's not that big a deal. That means the guy only fights once tonight.

The guy on the right is fighting Jim Miller tonight, right?
holeeball- April 27, 2013 at 10:50 am
I guess Catone could just piss the extra weight away or go to sauna for an hour and do it easily.

What you think GSP nuthuggers?
Deadpanda- April 27, 2013 at 10:47 am
>.> I fucking care. I just spent a waiver on Head because he was going to squash Cantone. Mother fucker!
Honeynutts- April 27, 2013 at 10:44 am
Another point in favor of same day weigh ins
dipsetkilla316- April 27, 2013 at 10:40 am
Who cares
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- April 27, 2013 at 10:34 am
Who
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