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UFC 159: Nick Catone vs. James Head Scratched

A welterweight tilt between James Head and Nick Catone has been scratched from tonight’s UFC 159 card, due to the latter being hospitalized as a result of dehydration.

The promotion has made the announcement not long after Catone failed to make weight at yesterday’s weigh-ins, as the 31 year-old welterweight came in at 173 pounds. The Catone-Head bout was originally scheduled to be part of the preliminary card that will be streamed on Facebook.

Catone (9-4) was looking to rebound from back-to-back losses to Chris Camozzi and TJ Waldburger, after scoring wins over Jesse Forbes and Costas Philippou.

Head (9-3), meanwhile, will have to wait to get back on track from the stoppage loss he suffered versus Mike Pyle in December. The loss followed wins over Brian Ebersole and Papy Abedi.

For more on the rigours of weight cutting, check out the video series MMA Frenzy has posted, which followed Alan Belcher as he prepared for his tilt tonight with Michael Bisping. So you think you want to be a fighter huh?


Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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