The highly anticipated bout between Manel "Starboy" Kape and Alex Perez, set to take place on the main card of UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Sandhagen, has been canceled due to medical issues on Perez's side.
The main card will continue as planned without the anticipated Flyweight bout. Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz will now open the main card, with the rest of the bouts proceeding normally. The card now looks like this:
Bantamweight: Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen
Women's Bantamweight: Holly Holm vs. Yana Santos
Featherweight: Nate Landwehr vs. Austin Lingo
Women's Flyweight: Andrea Lee vs. Maycee Barber
Middleweight: Chidi Njokuani vs. Albert Duraev
Featherweight Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz
Featherweight: Lucas Alexander def. Steven Peterson via decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Welterweight: Trevin Giles def. Preston Parsons via decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)
Flyweight: C.J. Vergara def. Daniel da Silva via TKO (punches)
Flyweight: Victor Altamirano def. Vinicius Salvador via decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
ALL OTHER FIGHTS WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED.