Brian Ortega scratched from UFC 226 after champ Max Holloway withdraws

LAS VEGAS – There will be no replacement opponent for Brian Ortega at UFC 226.

Following featherweight champ Max Holloway’s (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) withdrawal from the card on Wednesday due to “concussion-like symptoms,” Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has been scratched from the card. MMAjunkie verified the news following an initial report from Brazilian news outlet Combate.

There have been some preliminary reports from Lance Pugmire of that rescheduling the fight for UFC 227 on...


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