Nick Catone Hospitalized for Dehydration, Bout with James Head Pulled from UFC 159



Nick Catone will be unable to compete tonight at UFC 159 due to a bout with dehydration.

UFC officials announced the news on Saturday morning, revealing that Catone’s scheduled welterweight showdown with James Head was canceled after Catone was taken to the hospital. UFC 159 takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and is headlined by a light heavyweight title confrontation between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.

The evening’s undercard now moves forward with six fights, including a women’s 135-pound collision pitting Olympic silver medalist wrestler Sara McMann against aggressive German striker Sheila Gaff. A welterweight showdown between sambo ace Rustam Khabilov and unbeaten Hawaiian prospect Yancy Medeiros will also highlight the preliminary proceedings, which air on Facebook and FX.

The pay-per-view portion of the bill features five bouts. In addition to the evening’s championship headliner, the event will also see Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher clash at middleweight, while Roy Nelson takes on Cheick Kongo at heavyweight. NCAA Division I wrestling champion Phil Davis and highly regarded lightweight Jim Miller will also compete on the main card, locking horns with onetime M-1 Global champion Vinny Magalhaes and Strikeforce vet Pat Healy.

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

Related News

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Tateki Matsuda will get to compete on home soil for his sophomore Octagon outing, as the Boston-based fighter is set to take on Joby Sanchez at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver.” read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

German native Nick Hein ready to get serious ahead of UFC showdown with James Vick in Austin, Texas, this weekend read news >>

  • 8 hours ago
  • 0 views

AUSTIN, Texas – James Vick’s meeting with Nick Hein was largely decided over his ability to control distance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this evening (Sat., Oct. 26, 2014) with "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event. Before the action begins, take a look at read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

Chad Mendes believes he's in featherweight champion Jose Aldo's head and that he's caught up and passed Aldo in fighting ability. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Chad Mendes has a second chance to prove that he's the world's greatest featherweight tonight (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014) at UFC 179 when he rematches Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. It's a rare opportun read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 20 views

The UFC's back tonight after a three-week absence ... which means Conor McGregor isn't far behind. So let's talk McGregor, as well as topics in the news this week like Cung Le's drug test, "the injur read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Check out our full “Fight Day” preview for UFC 179, which takes place tonight (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014) from Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring the Featherweight title rematch b read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 92 views

The complete UFC 179 fight card will air later this evening (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014) on two different stations -- FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view (PPV) -- as well as online via "Fight Pass" digital networ read news >>

Jump to: