Jamie Varner Out Due to Illness; Fight with Melvin Guillard Cancelled for TUF 16 Finale


Jamie Varner WEC 46One of the most anticipated fights of the TUF 16 finale card will not go on after Jamie Varner came down with an illness earlier tonight.

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, Varner was vomiting in the back as he prepared for his scheduled bout against Melvin Guillard, and due to the sickness he will be unable to fight.

Varner made weight without incident on Friday, but apparently came down with a bug overnight and was sick on Saturday.

Unfortunately the illness was bad enough to cause Varner to be pulled from tonight’s card and his fight with Melvin Guillard had to be cancelled.

UFC officials confirmed that Guillard and Varner will be paid their show money for the fight.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 5 days ago
  • 12 views

Legendary fighter and promoter "Sugar" Ray Sefo sat down for an interview with MMAmania.com about the "Palhares vs. Fitch" card that pops off tonight (Dec. 13, 2014). A veteran fighter in his own rig read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

The UFC announced six undercard fights for the Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale on Wednesday -- including one surprise debut. Tecia Torres will take on Angela Magana, Joanne Calderwood fights newcomer Seo read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 5 views

A look at the Friday, December 12th TUF 20 season finale in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the inaugural women's strawweight championship is on the line. We're just one episode away from revealing who will read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 views

Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira are set to collide this Friday (Dec. 12, 2014) at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Between such radically read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 views

K.J. Noons previews his TUF 20 Finale fight against Daron Cruickshank. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 6 views

LAS VEGAS – The TUF 20 Finale takes place Friday. As usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-fight news conference here on MMAjunkie at approximately 11:30 p.m. ET.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 views

History will be made this weekend in Las Vegas when the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight champion is crowned at The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale Friday night. Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza survive read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC will crown its 10th titleholder on Friday when the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight titleholder will be determined at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas. Check out 30 pre-fight fac read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network and FOX Sports 1 tomorrow night (Fri., Dec. 12, 2014) when The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale kicks off from Pearl Concert Theater at Pal read news >>

Jump to: