Cummins and Villante were supposed to square off at next week’s UFC Fight Night 102 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. Cummins, however, had to pull out of the fight due to a staph infection. He announced the move via Twitter.
Villante, having lost two of his last three bouts, was originally slated to return at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, but had to pull out of the fight due to a minor injury.
Cummins, who has just one victory to his credit in his last four fights, was looking forward to his first payday since losing to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in May.
A heavyweight showdown between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov headlines the UFC Fight Night 102 card.
— Patrick Cummins (@OfficialDurkin) December 2, 2016