UFC 216 heavyweight bout between Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Derrick Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) is canceled due to injury on tonight’s card.
Fabricio Werdum v. Derrick Lewis is off due to an injury to one of the fighters. First fight now 4PM PT. #UFC216
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) October 7, 2017
More confirmation from (MMAJunkie John Morgan)
Injury is believed to be an aggravation of Lewis’ back, but no official word yet.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) October 7, 2017
Lewis has back injury from a long time, which led him limited for his training.
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Spoke to Derrick Lewis via text.
"I can't move," Lewis wrote. "I’m feeling the same pain in my back that I felt before the Mark Hunt fight."
Dealing with two bulging discs. His team tells me he tried his best to fight through it. He's devastated. More coming to @MMAFighting.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 7, 2017
Expectedly a heavyweight matchup between Walt Harris (10-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Mark Godbeer (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to move up to the main card.