The news was first reported by C. Contreras Legaspi via Twitter and Dillashaw later confirmed that he was out of the bout via social media.
“I’m sad to say that I have to be pulled from my fight on May 8th due to a cut received from a head butt while drilling. Rescheduling the fight as soon as possible,” Dillashaw wrote on Instagram.
UFC Vegas 26 was supposed to be Dillashaw’s return after being given a two-year suspension for testing positive to EPO prior to his January 2019 loss to Henry Cejudo for the flyweight championship. The anti-doping suspension cost Dillashaw his bantamweight title.
With Dillashaw’s injury, the fight promotion is expected to rebook the match for at a later date. A women’s strawweight bout between No. 6 ranked Marina Rodriguez and No. 9 ranked Michelle Waterson is being targeted to headline the May 8 event in Las Vegas.
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