Ronny Markes out of WSOF 20 main event, David Branch will now meet Jesse McElligott

The main event of tomorrow’s WSOF 20 has changed as Ronny Markes is out of the event due to dehydration and David Branch will now meet Jesse McElligott.WSOF 20

The fight change was announced by the WSOF on Thursday afternoon.

“Ronny’s condition is an unfortunate situation, but we are glad that his health has improved since the episode he experienced earlier today,” said WSOF President Ray Sefo. “WSOF is committed to the safety of its athletes,” continued Sefo, “and, therefore, there is no way that we could allow Ronny to go on and compete despite the turnaround in his condition.”

McElligott (5-1) was already scheduled to be on the fight card as he was booked to meet Steve Skrzat. He has won back to back fights and four of his five win have come by stoppage. Branch (15-3) is the current WSOF middleweight champion and he is moving up in weight in hopes of becoming a two-division champion.

The current WSOF 20: Branch vs. Markes fight card is below.

Main Card: (NBCSN – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
David Branch (15-3) vs. Ronny Markes (15-3)
Nick Newell (11-1) vs. Joe Condon (12-7)
Ben Fodor (5-0-1) vs. Emmanuel Walo (7-2-1)
Steve Mocco (4-1) vs. Juliano Coutinho (6-1)
Ozzy Dugulubgov (6-2) vs. Lucas Montoya (8-3)

Preliminary Card: ( – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Islam Mamedov (10-1) vs. Leon Davis (5-2)
Saul Almeida (17-5) vs. Chris Foster (8-3)
Matt Secor (5-2) vs. Chip Moraza-Pollard (9-7)
Darren Mima (5-3) vs. Johnny Campbell (11-5, 1NC)