One of the most highly anticipated preliminary bouts on Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 42 card has been called off. Tracy Cortez has been removed from her women’s flyweight bout with Amanda Ribas due to a “medical issue,” the promotion announced on Friday after official weigh-ins for the event. Both Cortez (10-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Ribas (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) successfully made weight for their matchup, which was slated to take place at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and air on ESPN/stream on ESPN+, but then something seemingly went wrong. The UFC’s statement did not elaborate on the issue Cortez was dealing with, or if there are plans to reschedule the pairing with Ribas in the close or distant future. Neither fighter has posted a statement at the time of this story. The latest UFC on ESPN 42 lineup now includes: MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 10 p.m

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Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas pulled from UFC on ESPN 42 due to medical issues – MMA Junkie

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