The UFC announced less than hour from the start of UFC 187 that Nina Ansaroff vs. #4 Rose Namajunas would not be taking place at tonight’s event due to Ansaroff being medically unfit to compete at the event after being checked out by a NSAC doctor.
UFC Fight Pass Prelims will now start at 7:00 p.m.ET.
Nina Ansaroff (6-4) 4 KOs, 1 submission wins, 1 decision wins in her career and is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In her last five-bouts, she is 4-1. All four of those came by finish, three of them by knockout. She beat Tyra Parker in December of 2012 by second-round armbar, a win over Trisha Clark in March of 2013 by second-round TKO, a first-round TKO of Aylla Caroline Lima Da Silva in June of 2013 and then a second round KO of Munah Holland in December of 2013. She made her UFC debut in November of 2014, but lost to Julian De Lima Carneiro by unanimous decision.
#4 Rose Namajunas (2-2) 0 KOs, 2 submissions, 0 decision wins in her career and is currently on a two-fight losing streak. In her career (four bouts), she beat EMily Kagan in January of 2013 by third-round RNC and then a flying arm in just 12 seconds of the first-round against Kathina Catron in April of 2013. She then dropped a two-fight losing streak against Tecia Torres in July of 2013 by unanimous decision and then in her UFC debut against Cala Esparas at TUF 20 by third-round RNC.
UFC 187 goes down this Saturday (May 23) from Las Vegas a the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event will air live on pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 187 will be headlined by two title fights. The main event will be Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for light heavyweight title and the co-main event will be Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort for the middleweight title.
The preliminary card that airs on Fight Pass starts at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights then the promotion moves to Fox Sports 1 to continue the prelims at 8 p.m. ET with four fights. The main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET with #2 Joseph Benavidez vs. #5 John Moraga. Before the main events, #7 Andrei Arlovski vs. #3 Travis Browne and #3 Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi will go to war.
We will be providing live play-by-play coverage of this event this Saturday night.