Camozzi announced the cancellation via his Twitter account, noting that it was Craig who was ill. UFC officials later confirmed to MMAJunkie.com that Craig was suffering from tonsillitis.
Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has been called off due to Craig being sick. Hopefully he recovers quickly. #bummed
— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) April 10, 2014
Camozzi and Craig will both be paid their show money despite the bout’s last-minute cancellation.
UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi marks the promotion’s first event in the Middle East since UFC 112 in April of 2010. But now, after taking a couple of hits, the fight card stands at eight bouts, all of which will be streamed live on the promotion’s UFC Fight Pass subscriber platform.
Main Card Bouts (on UFC Fight Pass):
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1, 1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (20-9)
Clay Guida (30-14) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2)
John Howard (22-8) vs. Ryan LaFlare (10-0)
Ramsey Nijem (9-4) vs. Beneil Dariush (7-0)
Preliminary Bouts (on UFC Fight Pass):
Jared Rosholt (9-1) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (16-3-1, 1NC)
Thales Leites (22-4) vs. Trevor Smith (11-4)
Alan Omer (18-3) vs. Jim Alers (12-1)
Rani Yahya (19-8) vs. Johnny Bedford (19-10-1)