Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman off UFC 270

    A main card bout between Brazilian middleweights Rodolfo Vieira and Wellington Turman is off Saturday nightโ€™s UFC 270 event in Anaheim, Calif., after Vieira was forced out due to undisclosed reasons, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a report from ESPN Deportes.

    The promotion is yet to announce the news and reveal which matchup will be elevated to the pay-per-view portion of the show at Honda Center. The bout is not expected to be re-scheduled for now and Turman will be paid his show money, MMA Fighting has learned.

    Vieira (8-1) was looking to keep the momentum going following a third-round submission victory over Dustin Stoltzfus in July, earning a Performance of the Night bonus for his third octagon finish. The jiu-jitsu wizard currently holds a 3-1 record as a UFC fighter.

    Turman (17-5) won a split decision over veteran Sam Alvey in his most recent octagon appearance in August 2021, bouncing back from first-round defeats to Andrew Sanchez and Bruno Blindado.

    UFC 270, which airs live on PPV, is now down to 12 bouts. Heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane meet in a title unification fight in the main event, while flyweight champion Brandon Moreno faces Deiveson Figueiredo for the third time in the co-main event slot.

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