UFC 275 has lost a main card attraction.
Rogerio Bontorin was hospitalised yesterday due to complications cutting weight, just hours before he was scheduled to take the scales, leaving the surging Manel Kape without an opponent in Singapore this weekend.
Speaking with Guilherme Cruz, Bontorin’s coach addressed the situation:
“He was in the process of cutting weight and felt a lot of pain in the lumbar area when he was 2kg [4.5 pounds] over, then he left the bathtub and it only got worse. We called Marcus, from the UFC staff, to check on him and we needed an ambulance to go to the hospital. We ran some tests and he had renal insufficiency, so he’ll stay in the hospital until tomorrow…”
The AllStar MMA roundup
- Fight Talk: Glover Teixeira believes Israel Adesanya will avoid fighting former kickboxing rival Alex Pereira
- UFC 275: The AllStar’s Best Bets, curated by our resident handicapper Garret Kerman
- UFC 275: Jiri Prochazka confident he can “ground and pound” Teixeira
- UFC 275: Ramona Pascual promises more composed performance, but still hoping to take Edwards head off
The best of the rest
- Can Taila Santos upset Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 275? Jessica Andrade calls challenger ‘very tough,’ but champ is ‘special’– MMAFighing.com
- Cain Velasquez granted another continuance for plea hearing on attempted murder charges – MMAFighting.com
- With UFC 279 in the works, multiple bouts shift as September schedule tweaks– MMAJunkie.com
- Documents show UFC now makes over $1 billion a year; minimal costs and more growth expected- BloodyElbow.com
- Ex-UFC Fighter Luis Pena Pleads Not Guilty For October 2021 Misdemeanor Battery Charges – MiddleEasy.com
Jedrzejczyk can currently be found for plus money odds on crypto sports book Cloudbet:
Main event odds update
Interesting line movement
The market lines between Matthews and Fialho have seen significant movement over the last few days, tightening faster as we close in on the weekend. This is more than likely fuelled by their recent repositioning to the PPV main card.
Matthews, the Aussie veteran, has been gaining increasing traction with punters in the last 48 hours; he’s currently up near 40 points from his original +160 opening, while Fialho, the power-house newcomer, slides in the opposite direction.
Will the eight-year UFC veteran’s experience prove too much for the rocketing Fialho?
Bettors are seemingly warming up to that notion at plus money odds.
Catch The AllStar’s Best Bets of UFC 275, curated by our resident handicapper Garrett Kerman, for more wagering tips
The morning view
Zhang Mingyang recaps his Road To UFC win that earned him a UFC contract
Catch the final episode of UFC 275 Embedded
Dana White chats all things UFC 275
MMA Analyst The Weasle talks Chandler vs McGregor
Sean Strickland and Kayla Harrison meet each other for the first time
Aljo shares his thoughts on this weekends main event
Casey O’Neill playing the bad guy again
UFC Strawweight and former exotic dancer Vanessa Demopoulos traded dancing for fighting
Reddit dropping some interesting stats
- None to note
The last word
Nothing from me today, just anticipating the PPV ahead!
On this day in MMA…
On June 11, 2011, future UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos defeated Shane Carwin by unanimous decision at UFC 131.
The brawl would earn dos Santos a $100,000 bonus, and leave him poised to snatch the 265-pound title from Cain Velasquez in his next fight the following year.