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UFC Vegas 71 card suffers last-second scratch following weigh-ins fail

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The upcoming UFC Vegas 71 fight card going down tomorrow night (Sat., April 22, 2023) live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, has lost a matchup following an issue at official weigh ins on Friday (results HERE).

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HIGH STAKES FLYWEIGHT MATCHUP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns home to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., June 3, 2023, with No. 3-seeded contender, Kai Kara-France, face rising No. 7-ranked Amir Albazi. In UFC Vegas 74’s ESPN+-streamed co-main event, an exciting Featherweight bout sees No. 15-ranked contender, Alex Caceres, lock horns with all-action Daniel Pineda.

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After missing weight by four pounds earlier today, women’s flyweight fighter, Priscila Cachoeira, has been removed from her bout with up-and-coming Brazilian prospect, Karine Silva. The promotion was on the fence about whether or not to let the “Prelims” bout proceed as planned, but Cachoeira was ultimately pulled from the event. UFC will not be looking for a last-second replacement for Silva because they really don’t have time to.

Cachoeira’s failed weigh-in can be seen below:

Cachoeira, 34, was looking for her third-straight win inside of the Octagon after securing back-to-back victories over Ariane Lipski and Ji-Yeon Kim. The Brazilian veteran is 4-1 in her last five UFC appearances. Silva, on the other hand, made good on her UFC debut back in June 2022 with a submission win over Poliana Botelho. The 29-year-old prospect will have to wait just a little longer for her sophomore UFC appearance.

UFC Vegas 71’s fight card is as follows after the cancelation of Cachoeira vs. Silva:

UFC Vegas 71 Main Event On ESPN+:

265 lbs.: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Curtis Blaydes

UFC Vegas 71 Main Card On ESPN+ (7 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Brad Tavares vs. Bruno Silva
155 lbs.: Jared Gordon vs. Bobby Green
125 lbs.: Iasmin Lucindo vs. Brogan Walker
170 lbs.: Jeremiah Wells vs. Matthew Semelsberger

UFC Vegas 71 Prelims Card On ESPN+ (4:30 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Christos Giagos vs. Ricky Glenn
135 lbs.: Montel Jackson vs. Rani Yahya
145 lbs.: Norma Dumont vs. Karol Rosa
265 lbs.: Junior Tafa vs. Mohammed Usman
145 lbs.: William Gomis vs. Francis Marshall
135 lbs.: Danaa Batgerel vs. Brady Hiestand will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 71 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN+ preliminary card bouts at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 7 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Vegas 71 news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive here. For the updated and finalized “Pavlovich vs. Blaydes” fight card and ESPN+ line up click here.

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