Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Yoel Romero scratched from UFC 184; Tony Ferguson vs. Yancy Medeiros elevated to main card

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 184 bout against Yoel Romero due to pneumonia and the bout will be moved to another fight card.UFC 184

UFC officials announced the change on Thursday evening and the already scheduled lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Yancy Medeiros has been elevated to the main card on pay-per-view.

Souza is currently the number two title contender in the UFC middleweight division, while Romero currently is ranked at number six. A new date for the fight is expected to be announced in the coming weeks by the UFC.

The current UFC 184: Weidman vs. Belfort fight card is below.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Chris Weidman (12-0) vs. Vitor Belfort (24-10)
Ronda Rousey (10-0) vs. Cat Zingano (9-0)
Josh Koscheck (17-8) vs. Jake Ellenberger (29-9)
Tony Ferguson (17-3) vs. Yancy Medeiros (11-2, 1NC)
Holly Holm (7-0) vs. Raquel Pennington (5-4)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Mark Munoz (13-5) vs. Roan Carneiro (19-9)
Richard Walsh (8-2) vs. Alan Jouban (10-3)
Kid Yamamoto (18-6, 1NC) vs. Roman Salazar (9-3)
Derrick Lewis (11-3, 1NC) vs. Ruan Potts (8-3)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
James Krause (21-6) vs. Valmir Lazaro (12-3)
Masio Fullen (9-4) vs. Alexander Torres (2-1)