Yoel Romero out of UFC Sunrise fight with Jacare Souza due to illness

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Yoel Romero is out of the main event rematch at UFC Sunrise with Jacare Souza, AG Fight Brazil have reported. He will be unable to compete at the Floria event set for April 27 because of pneumonia related issues.

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The two top middleweight contenders first faced off at UFC 194. The hard fought battle went the distance, with Romero taking the win by split decision. This was to be Romero’s first fight after his unsuccessful attempt at beating Robert Whittaker last year at UFC 225.

No word has yet been made public on whether or not Jacare Souza will face another opponent or if we will have a new main event for UFC Sunrise.

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