A planned preliminary fight for FOX Sports 1 and UFC 187 tonight was removed after Nina Ansaroff was deemed unfit to compete.
Ansaroff was scheduled to face Rose Namajunas, but Mike Pyle-Colby Covington will now open the FS1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET.
The announcement was made just hours before the start of tonight’s card, which FightLine will be providing complete coverage of. Ansaroff missed weight Friday, coming in four pounds over, and contracted the flu, according to a release.
“After contracting a case of the flu, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff has been deemed medically unfit by doctors to compete in her UFC 187 bout against Rose Namajunas on Saturday night,” a statement read.