Diego Brandao vs. Jimi Hettes scratched from UFC 183 prelims

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Josh Hedges|Zuffa LLC|Zuffa LLC

The headliner of the UFC Fight Pass preliminary bouts, Diego Brandao vs. Jimi Hettes has been scratched from UFC 183, which takes place tonight. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported this initially via Twitter, and was confirmed by UFC officials shortly after. MMAjunkie.com confirmed that Hettes passed out backstage and was transported to a local hospital.  They received a statement from the UFC: “Having experienced a medical issue backstage, Jimy Hettes has been ruled out of tonight’s fight by doctors and commission officials,” the statement read. “He has been transported to a local hospital for safety reasons.” With the bout change, the UFC Fight Pass prelims now begin at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

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