With just one day left until UFC Fight Night 99, Ian McCall was been forced out of his bout against Neil Seery.
Prior to the weigh ins, McCall fell ill and will no longer be able to fight tomorrow night leaving Seery without an opponent. This is the third time in four months that McCall has had a scheduled bout scrapped just days out of the fight, with the other two times being due to his opponent pulling out. Seery, who had originally planned for this to be his retirement bout, will be kept on deck in the rare case that any of the flyweights competing on the card won’t be able to fight.
The UFC released a statement on the cancellation which can be read below:
On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Ian McCall from his bout tomorrow night against Neil Seery at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 in Belfast, Northern Ireland due to illness.
UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 will proceed with 13 bouts. Seery will serve as a backup in the event a flyweight from the card cannot compete.