Yoel Romero has withdrawn from his upcoming bout against Uriah Hall due to an undisclosed injury.
As first reported by BJPenn.com, Romero was expected to co-main event UFC on ESPN 15 on August 22nd before confirmation of the Cuban pulling out of the contest came on Tuesday.
Hall has now had three fights cancelled this year after two fights with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza fell through in the spring. The first time, the card in which he was scheduled to compete against ‘Jacare’ was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic while the second saw Souza test positive for COVID-19 during UFC 249 fight week.
Hall (15-9) has won back-to-back fights since losing to top contender Paulo Costa and has won three of his last four inside the octagon. The Jamaican-American has 12 finishes in 15 career wins.
Romero (13-5) meanwhile has lost his last three fights including a most recent failed title bid against Israel Adesanya. The 43-year old Cuban would lose a unanimous decision to Adesanya in the main event of UFC 248 on March 7th, the fourth loss in his last five fights.