Due to pneumonia, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will not fight at UFC 184 against Yoel Romero.
Just hours after announcing the lineup, officials were forced to scrap the planned meeting for the February 28 card. Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight belt vs. Vitor Belfort in the main event.
Souza (21-3) has won all four of his Octagon fights since coming over in the Strikeforce merger. He is on a seven-fight win streak overall dating back to a loss to Luke Rockhold.
Romero (9-1) sports a 5-0 UFC record, including a recent victory over Tim Kennedy. He is a former Olympic silver medalist.
The Souza-Romero fight is expected to be rescheduled for a later date.
Below is the current card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Cat Zingano
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Yoel Romero
Welterweight: Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger
Female Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington vs. Holly Holm
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Yancy Medeiros
Middleweight: Mark Munoz vs. Roan Carneiro
Welterweight: Richard Walsh vs. Alan Jouban
Bantamweight: Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Roman Salazar
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Ruan Potts
Lightweight: James Krause vs. Valmir Lazaro
Featherweight: Masio Fullen vs. Alexander Torres