MMAFighting.com is reporting UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has pulled out of the UFC 213 main event with Valentina Shevchenko with illness. Multiple reports appear to confirm the cancellation, but the UFC has not publicly released a statement as of yet.
Amanda Nunes has been feeling ill this week. She's currently in the hospital. Tonight's main event is in jeopardy. No official word yet.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 8, 2017
Multiple sources have told me Amanda Nunes is 100 percent off UFC 213 tonight.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 8, 2017
Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker’s interim middleweight fight has been upgraded to the main event, leaving the card with 11 bouts.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the main event cancellation with MMAJunkie.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) July 8, 2017
Told by @danawhite that "the doctor cleared her to fight…she said she doesn't feel good. It is what it is. You can't make anyone fight."
— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) July 8, 2017
BREAKING: UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is trying to replace Nunes against Shevchenko. This seems unlikely to proceed but the champion is trying nonetheless.
— Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) July 8, 2017
Stay tuned to this developing story.