A bantamweight bout between Johnny Bedford and Mitch Gagnon scheduled for Saturday’s UFC on Fox 2 fight card in Chicago has been cancelled.
UFC officials on Wednesday informed MMAWeekly.com that the bout had to be shelved when last-minute visa issues kept Gagnon from making the trip from Canada to the United States.
Bedford (18-9-1) was looking to make his second start in the Octagon since TKO’ing a green-haired Louis Gaudinot at The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 Finale in December.
Gagnon (7-1), however, was derailed in the final hours before making the trek to Chicago. UFC on Fox 2 was to be the Canadian’s Octagon debut.
Bedford will still be paid his show money, according to UFC officials.
With the loss of the Bedford vs. Gagnon bout, a heavyweight tilt between Joey Beltran and Lavar Johnson will move onto the three-hour UFC on Fuel TV preliminary bout telecast. That leaves Chris Camozzi vs. Dustin Jacoby as the lone bout to stream live on Facebook.