Brazilian flyweights Melissa Gatto, Ariane Lipski and Luana Carolina will no longer compete at the UFC APEX next week due to travel restrictions and visa issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following reports by Combate and Ag. Fight.
Lipski and Carolina were booked to face each other in the octagon. The matchup has been moved to a July 18 event on “Fight Island,” which reportedly takes place in Abu Dhabi.
Gatto was scheduled to face fellow octagon newcomer Mariya Agapova. The UFC is currently looking for another opponent for the American Top Team product, and Gatto hopes to be moved to a “Fight Island” card.
As reported earlier this week, Rosa was pulled from the card with visa issues, with Gina Mazany replacing her versus Julia Avila. The June 13 show is headlined by a flyweight showdown between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo.