UFC News: Visa issues cause big changes to next Saturday's Hollywood, FL, card

By Dave Meltzer, WrestlingObserver.com

Due to a technical problem with the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs visa system and database, UFC is losing 12 fighters scheduled for next Saturday’s 6/27 Fox Sports One show in Hollywood, FL. The company confirmed earlier reports of card changes but they are more significant than first expected.

Here’s the changes: 

– As previously reported, the TUF Brazil finals have been moved from that show to the 8/1 PPV show in Rio de Janeiro.

– The Erick Silva vs. Rick Story co-main event has been pulled. At this point, no decision has been made for when it would be rescheduled.

– A bantamweight fight with Rani Yahya vs. Masanori Kanehara has been moved to the 7/15 show in San Diego.

– A fight with the debuting Steve Montgomery of Boca Raton, FL (8-2), against Tony Sims of Denver (11-2) has been added.

The expectation is there will be one more fight added to the show over the next few days.