UFC Fight Night 110 has lost a fight just hours before the event is set to take place.
Thibault Gouti vs. Dong Hyun Kim has been removed from the card because of an illness to Gouti, the UFC announced.
“On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from his bout today against Dong Hyun Kim at ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ in Auckland, New Zealand due to illness,” the promotion said in a statement. “‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ will proceed with 11 bouts.”
The lightweight fight between Gouti (11-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Kim (14-8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was set to open the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, which precede the FS1-televised main card from Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.
Nothing specific is known about Gouti’s illness. He made 154 pounds seemingly without issue during yesterday’s weigh-ins.