The UFC confirmed on Dec. 27 the removal of welterweights Alex Oliveira and Mickey Gall from UFC on February’s ESPN+ 27.
The company released an official statement on their website:
The UFC announced Friday that the UFC Fight Night bout between Mickey Gall and Alex Oliveira on February 29 has been pulled from the card.
The bout will not be replaced.
In the UFC Fight Night main event, which airs live on ESPN+ from Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, Joseph Benavidez faces Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant UFC flyweight title.
Tickets go on sale on January 10.
For now, Oliveira (19-8-1, 2NC) and Gall (6-2-0) will remain in limbo as the company figures their situation out.
UFC on ESPN+ 27 is scheduled for Feb. 29, 2020 at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. Scheduled bouts include:
Joseph Benavidez (28-5-0) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (17-1-0)
Brendan Allen (13-3-0) vs. Tom Breese (11-1-0)
Gabriel Silva (8-1-0) vs. Kyler Philipps (6-1-0)
Megan Anderson (10-4-0) vs. Norma Dumont Viana (4-0-0)
More bouts are scheduled to be announced.