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Derek Brunson out of UFC on FOX 13 bout with Ed Herman due to food poisoning

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

They'd both made weight on Friday and were ready to go, but UFC middleweights Derek Brunson and Ed Herman won't be fighting on the UFC on FOX 13 preliminary card as previously scheduled.

As first reported by Ariel Helwani on the Fox Sports 1 broadcast, Brunson was struck by an onset of food poisoning Saturday and was ruled ineligible to compete.

Brunson took to Facebook to apologize for his inability to compete:

The UFC on FOX 13 fight card will continue with just 12 fights as there is no time for the organization to find a replacement.

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