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Scratched! UFC 270 just lost TWO major fights, including PPV opener

We’re not off to a great start.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to reshuffle its pay-per-view (PPV) lineup on Friday morning after losing not one, but TWO fights for UFC 270, scheduled for this Sat. night (Jan. 22, 2022) inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Phoenix, Ariz., on Sat., May 7, 2022, with a blockbuster championship doubleheader. Headlining the pay-per-view (PPV) event will be Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, seeking to defend his title against No. 1-ranked contender, Justin Gaethje. In UFC 274’s co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, looks to avenge her loss against No. 2-seeded, Carla Esparza. And top-ranked Lightweight contenders collide when Michael Chandler (No. 5) locks horns with Tony Ferguson (No. 7) in a fan-friendly 155-pound clash for the ages.

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Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman was expected to open the PPV main card on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET but a report from MMA Fighting indicates that Vieira was struck down by illness. As of this writing, there are no plans to reschedule their middleweight bout for a later card.

Turman will be paid his “show” purse.

The UFC 270 “Prelims” card airing on both ESPN and ESPN+ will say goodbye to the highly-anticipated featherweight showdown between Ilia Topuria and Charles Jourdain, according to Eurosport, after Topuria was ruled medically unfit to compete just hours before the official weigh ins.

The promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

UFC 270 will be headlined by the heavyweight title unification bout between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, not long before Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo run it back for the 135-pound strap in the UFC 270 co-main event. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 270 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV. You can bet on the card at DraftKings Sportsbook.

To see the reworked UFC 270 fight card and PPV lineup click here.