UFC 213 main event officially pulled after fighter hospitalized Christian Petersen/Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30: (R-L) Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Ronda Rousey in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 207 event on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

UPDATE: It appears that Amanda Nunes will be unable to fight Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213.

Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker is now reportedly serving as the main event for the show.

***Original story below***

According to mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani, the main event for Saturday night’s UFC 213 show is reportedly in jeopardy as UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is in the hospital with an illness.

“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. Growing sentiment is it will be hard to pull off, but her team and UFC aren’t confirming anything at this time.”

Nunes was scheduled to fight Valentina Shevchenko for the title.

Helwani mentioned that if Nunes is unable to go, the middleweight fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will serve as the main event.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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