An issue affecting the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs visa system and a technical problem with the Consular Consolidated Database has caused the UFC to make a series of changes to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 70 card.
In all, 12 fighters cannot compete that were originally scheduled for the June 27 event in Florida, but the main event between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero is still intact.
The planned finals for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil have been rescheduled for later this year, while other bouts were either moved or re-shuffled.
Below is the current lineup:
Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero
Welterweight: Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Light Heavyweight: Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos
Welterweight: Alex Oliveira vs. Joe Merritt
Featherweight: Hacran Dias vs. Levan Makashvili
Middleweight: Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos, Jr.
Welterweight: Leandro Silva vs. Lewis Gonzalez
Welterweight: Steve Montgomery vs. Tony Sims