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Jessica-Rose Clark deemed medically unfit, UFC on FOX 31 bout with Andrea Lee canceled

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Jessica-Rose Clark has been forced to withdraw from UFC on FOX 31.

At the official weigh-ins for the event, which took place on Friday morning, officials announced that physicians have declared Clark to be “medically unfit” to compete at Saturday’s show in Milwaukee. Her scheduled women’s flyweight encounter opposite Andrea Lee has been canceled.

MyMMANews was first to report the cancellation.

This is the second time in four UFC appearances that Clark has had weigh-in day issues. The 31-year-old Australian defeated Bec Rawlings via split decision in her promotional debut in November of last year, but came in two pounds over the flyweight limit.

See the UFC’s official statement below:

On Friday morning UFC flyweight Jessica-Rose Clark was deemed medically unfit to compete by UFC physicians. As a result the scheduled flyweight bout with Clark and Andrea Lee has been cancelled.

UPDATE: Lee has posted a video to Instagram and a statement addressing the situation:

“I know Jess wanted to fight as badly as I did and it’s just unfortunate how these things turn out, I hope she is well and healthy,” Lee wrote. “It sucks for the both of us.”

With additional reporting by Jose Youngs.