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Costa Philippou's UFC 154 fight canceled

UFC middleweight fighter Costa Philippou during an interview

UFC middleweight fighter Costa Philippou during an interview at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City. (June 11, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/Mario Gonzalez)

Long Island's Costa Philippou will not be fighting tonight at UFC 154 as originally planned.

His opponent, Nick Ring, fell ill after weigh-ins Friday evening in Montreal and was pulled from the card. With such a late-notice adjustment, there was no way to find a replacement to fight the middleweight Philippou.

The lightweight fight between Mark Bocek and Rafael dos Anjos will be moved to the main card on pay-per-view.
 

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