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Anderson Silva out of UFC 198 due to abdominal pain

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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is out of his scheduled bout with Urijah Hall at UFC 198 due to abdominal pain that may require gall bladder surgery, UFC president Dana White confirmed to Yahoo Sports.

“Anderson developed abdominal discomfort [Monday and] further evaluation today is consistent with acute cholecystitis,” Jeff Davidson, the UFC’s medical consultant, said Tuesday. “He will be seen by a surgeon today for possible surgery.”

Silva (33-7-1) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. He 1-3-1 in his last five  bouts. He beat Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 by first round KO. He lost to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 by second round KO and then again to Chris Weidman at UFC 168 by second round TKO. His fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 went to a no contest. He lost to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84 by unanimous decision.

UFC 198 takes place on May 14th at the 40,000-seat Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. The prelims will begin on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET with four bouts. There will be another four prelim bouts that begin at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. The main card kicks off on PPV at 10 p.m. ET with five bouts.



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