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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 ofand .