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UFC on FOX 28: Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier removed

The UFC announced today that lightweights Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier have been removed from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 28 card in Orlando.

According to a statement on its website, “the UFC medical team determined that it would be unsafe for Burns to cut additional weight necessary to meet the 156-pound limit.”

UFC on FOX 28 is scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida and will proceed with 12 bouts:

Jeremy Stephens (27-14-0) vs. Josh Emmett (13-1-0)

Alan Jouban (15-6-0) vs. Ben Saunders (21-6-2)

Jessica Andrade (17-6-0) vs. Tecia Torres (10-1-0)

Mike Perry (11-2-0) vs. Max Griffin (13-4-0)

Renan Barao (34-5-0) vs. Brian Kelleher (18-8-0)

Marcin Prachino (13-2-0) vs. Sam Alvey (31-10-0)

Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4-0) vs. Aleksander Rakic (9-1-0)

Ovince St. Preux (22-10-0) vs. Ilir Latifi (13-5-0)

Eric Shelton (11-4-0) vs. Alex Perez (19-4-0)

Rani Yahya (24-9-0) vs. Russell Doane (15-7-0)

Marion Reneau (8-3-1) vs. Sara McMann (11-4-0)

Angela Hill (7-4-0) vs. Maryna Moroz (8-2-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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