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UFC on ESPN 41: Co-main event cancelled due to visa issues



Alexa Grasso UFC on ESPN 41

Flyweight Alexa Grasso is out of her co-main event bout against Viviane Araujo on UFC on ESPN 41. Photo: Orlando Ramirez – USA TODAY Sports

The flyweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo was cancelled due to visa issues for Grasso. The fight was scheduled to be the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 41, that takes place on August 13 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

The top ranked flyweights were scheduled to clash at UFC 270 on January 22, but Araujo was forced to pull out due to injury. No. 5 ranked Grasso has a record of 14-3, with 6-3 in the UFC, while No.6 ranked Araujo has a record of 11-3, with 5-2 in the UFC.

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Current UFC on ESPN 41 fight card

The UFC on ESPN 41 card is headlined by a bantamweight bout between No. 5 ranked Marlon Vera and former two-time UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who holds the No. 8 spot on the UFC bantamweight rankings. Vera comes from a dominant win over Rob Font in April, while Cruz defeated Pedro Munhoz in December last year.

Check out the current UFC on ESPN 41 fight card below!

  • Dominick Cruz vs. Marlon Vera
  • Sara McMann vs. TBA
  • Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bruno Silva
  • Lukasz Brzeski vs. Martin Buday
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs. Iasmin Lucindo
  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Charlie Ontiveros
  • Nate Landwehr vs. David Onama
  • Tyson Nam vs. Ode Osbourne
  • Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Youssef Zalal

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