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- UFC bantamweight collapses twice during Friday weigh-in
- Bout called off for fighter safety due to weight-cutting issues
UFC fans are used to seeing fighters hit the deck, but even they got a shock on Friday when bantamweight Julija Stoliarenko fainted twice as she weighed in, forcing the cancellation of her bout against Julia Avila on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Video footage on social media showed the 27-year-old Lithuanian staggering backwards off the scales before falling. UFC security man Steve Read can be heard asking “Where’s the doc?” as Stoliarenko insists that she is fine while sitting on the stage.