UFC 213

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ByTheMinMMA

Hey everyone. Jody Jamieson here with UFC 213. If you're tuning in at the normal time and wondering why the event hasn't started yet, we've lost a fight. And a big one.

Amanda Nunes took ill today and was taken to hospital, thus the MAIN EVENT has been scrapped.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a late play to take on Valentina Shevchenko, but nothing came of it. They fought three times in Muay Thai (with Valentina winning all three bouts) and it feels like their paths will cross again sometime.

Thus, the card will start at midnight UK time with two fights on UFC Fight Pass. Come join me in about 25 minutes for UFC 213!

Alright lads and lasses. Here's your updated fight card, getting underway in just over five minutes with a quarter of UFC debutants on Fight Pass.

We're live from the T-Mobile Arena. Kicking off with Trevin Gilves vs. James Bochnovic at lightheavyweight. Giles is 9-0, making his name under the LFA banner. Bochnovic comes in 8-1 with wins in WCXF, Bellator and KOTC.

Giles vs. Bochnovic. Bochnovic weighed in at 201lbs, which makes me assume he's a natural middleweight who will be one and done at 205. Giles is a strong favourite. Referee is Mark Smith. And the UFC 213 prelims are underway!

Giles opens with a heavy leg kick. Bochnovic trying to jab his way into range early, but Giles happy to circle out and fight at distance.

Nice body kick from Bochnovic off an outside leg kick. Grabs a clinch, but easily turned, even without an underhook. Giles takes him down. On top in full guard.

Bochnovic active off his back trying to open his hips, but it allows Giles to posture up and land a couple of heavy shots. Bochnovic trying for an armbar off his back, but doesn't have the position.