Yoel Romero has been forced out of his fight with Uriah Hall at UFC On ESPN 15 on August 22nd due to an as-yet unidentified injury.
The fight had been set to feature as the co-main event of the card, which will be headlined by Frankie Edgar’s bantamweight debut against Pedro Munhoz.
Romero had been looking to bounce back from a three-fight losing streak at the top end of the middleweight division, having fought to a split decision loss against Robert Whittaker, then dropping a unanimous decision defeat against Paulo Costa and still finding himself in another title fight with Israel Adesanya next time out, which he again lost by unanimous decision.
Nevertheless, Romero is still ranked No.5 in the 185lb division and remains a highly respected contender, even at 43-years-of-age.
Meanwhile, Hall has won three of his last four fights, including back-to-back victories in his last two Octagon outings.
The level of competition he’s been facing of-late hasn’t been as high as Romero’s though, with his wins coming over Bevon Lewis and Antonio Carlos Junior, though he’s still managed to fight his way up to No.9 on the middleweight rankings.
At this stage it’s unclear if the UFC will be able to keep Hall on the card, with there only being 10 days to find a replacement opponent.