Andrew Craig and Chris Camozzi Removed From Fight Night 39

UFC middleweights Andrew Craig and Chris Camozzi were set to square off in Abu Dhabi tomorrow night, but reports are now confirming that the bout has been pulled from the prelims all together. Craig, apparently suffering from tonsillitis, was forced to withdraw from the card.

With the UFC unable to find a late replacement on such short notice, Camozzi had no choice but to scrap his hopes of fighting in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight Night 39 takes a hit and it now reduced to eight fights overall. Craig was last seen getting choked out by Luke Barnatt at Fight Night 30, and Camozzi is riding a two fight skid to Lorenz Larkin and Jacare Souza.

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Both men will retain their guaranteed purses, and this is how the Fight Night 39 line up is looking for Friday in Abu Dhabi:


Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare

Beneil Dariush vs. Ramsey Nijem


Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jared Rosholt

Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya

Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith

Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer