The former WSOF champion Jessica Aguilar was scheduled to face Jodie Esquibel in a women’s strawweight bout as part of the Fight Pass preliminary card at UFC Utica (June 1, 2018) was pulled from her bout hours before the event went live. The New York State Athletic Commission decided to cancel the bout due to medical concern (chapped lips) with Aguilar despite being confirmed that Jessica had been given clearance the previous day.
Disappointed Aguilar took to social media after the conclusion of the event, to offer more details on being pulled from the scheduled fight:
“Hey, guys! Here’s a little update on the BS that went down today right before my fight. I am super disappointed and heartbroken, this is the second fight in a row canceled.
I want to clear things up. The commission had a concern regarding my lips and my use of chapstick during the physical exam prior to weigh-ins so they requested that I be cleared by a dermatologist.
So right after weigh-ins, the commission rush me to get clearance which I was granted by the dermatologist. But tonight, at the arena, the commission struck again and canceled the fight. You can’t reason with this commission, it kinda felt personal. I am hopeful the @UFC will rebook our fight ASAP.”
Aguilar mentioned this is her second fight straight in a row that was canceled. Back in February, opponent Livia Renata Souza pulled out due to an injury a week before their scheduled fight in Austin.
The 36-year-old Mexican’s 10-fight winning streak snapped with UFC losses to Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey – both via decision.