Pneumonia Scraps Jacare Souza vs. Yoel Romero from UFC 184

January 15, 2015


A case of pneumonia has taken Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza out of his highly anticipated UFC 184 bout with Yoel Romero, promotional officials announced on Thursday evening.

Jacare-Souza-019-SF-750x370The bout will remain intact, however, and officials announced that they plan to move it to a later, yet-to-be determined date.

With the Jacare-Romero fight now off the card, a recently announced lightweight match-up between Tony Ferguson and Yancy Medeiros will move up to main-card status.

UFC 184 is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Feb. 28. A middleweight title fight between division champion Chris Weidman and No. 1 contender Vitor Belfort will serve as the main event.

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