For the second time in six weeks, a scheduled fight between UFC fighters Donald Serone and Joe Lauzon was canceled less than 24 hours before the two fighters fought.
In May, the match was over from the UFC 274 map in Phoenix because of the Cerrone sufferer food poisoning. The match was rescheduled, but the second time was Lawson, who fell ill and was forced to retire, according to MMA journalist Ariel Helwan.
The 39-year-old Serone is third in all-time UFC battles with 37 and holds the record for winning the promotion with 23. After the meeting with Lawson was canceled for the first time, Serone revealed that he had planned this to be his penultimate battle before retirement.
Lawson, 38, made his UFC debut in September 2006, almost five years before Cerrone first fought in the UFC. Lawson equaled Nate Diaz for the third-ever UFC bonus of 15, including seven nods for Fight of the Night. Serone is tied with Charles Oliveira for the record of 18.
The rescheduled battle was to be the main event on Saturday night in Austin, Texas.