A women’s strawweight fight between Jessica Aguilar and Jodie Esquibel has been pulled from Friday’s UFC Fight Night card in Utica, New York.
According to sources, the New York State Athletic Commission ruled Aguilar ineligible to compete due to concerns about a cut on her lip that they believed was infected.
Apparently the concern was first raised on Thursday ahead of the weigh-ins and it appeared Aguilar gained medical clearance but the same issue came up again ahead of the fights on Friday.
Unfortunately the commission would not clear Aguilar to compete and her fight against Esquibel was pulled from the event.
UFC Fight Night from Utica will move forward with 12 total bouts with the first fight of the night taking place at 7 p.m. ET.