Nicco Montano bout with Valentina Shevchenko is off, Nicco hospitalized

Nicco Montano bout with Valentina Shevchenko is off, Nicco hospitalized

Valentina saw this coming, and it turns out she was right.

The news out of Dallas this morning isn’t great. Nicco Montano was supposed to meet Valentina Shevchenko and defend her Flyweight championship. She instead was taken to a local hospital and the fight is now off, as reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. He tweeted the news earlier today.

The UFC is said to be scrambling for a backup plan, but at this point, there’s not much time to get something figured out. Valentina said yesterday in an interview with Ariel that she wasn’t confident the fight was going to take place. Turns out she was spot on. Here’s her saying as much to Ariel.

We’ll keep you updated on any new developments with either Nicco or a replacement fight.