November 17, 2012, 6:03 PM
Saturday night’s fight between Nick Ring and Constantinos Philippou at UFC 154 has been called off by doctors.
Officials said on Saturday morning that Ring, who lives in Calgary, was battling a disturbingly high fever, and as a result could not be cleared by doctors to compete at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Nick Ring apparently has a disturbingly high fever which could not be controlled or brought down. Dr(‘s) allegedly made call to remove him.
— Joe Ferraro (@ShowdownJoe) November 17, 2012
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mark Bocek has been moved to the main card as a replacement. Bocek fights out of Woodbridge, Ont. The early preliminary bout between Oshawa’s Antonio Carvalho and Rodrigo Damm has been moved to the televised prelims.
Watch UFC 154 preliminary fights on Sportsnet on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. ET plus an hour-long preview show at 7 p.m. ET. Also, catch live early prelims on Sportsnet.ca starting at 6 p.m. ET.