UFC 278 has lost a fight prior to the official weigh-ins starting in Salt Lake City.
“Welp…fight is off guys,” Maverick wrote. “Shanna Young is in the hospital from illness (assuming from weight cut) and I wish her a full and fast recovery. We were ready, super prepared, and improved so much for this camp. I made weight already (within a pound to float off by morning).
“I’m hoping to still watch some really good fights on Saturday and get back in the cage as soon as possible. Thank you for the support and thank you to my team who has invested in me and the people who came out for this fight.”
Additional sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that Young was cutting weight when she started experiencing symptoms that ultimately forced her to be taken to a local hospital for treatment, which in turn led to the fight cancellation.
It’s unfortunate news for the fighters as both Young and Maverick were looking to build off recent wins.
Now it appears Young will have to rest and recover after she was hospitalized on Friday morning with her fight against Maverick now cancelled.
UFC 278 will now move forward with 12 total fights with a new bout order expected after Maverick and Young were pulled from the preliminary card.