BREAKING: Conor McGregor out of UFC 303, Dana White Reveals 3 Replacement Fights

UFC 303 gets a new main event, co-main, and feature fight.
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Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler is off of UFC 303 on June 29. Dana White announced the news in a Tweet on June 14.

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Pereira vs. Prochazka is New UFC 303 Main Event

White revealed that McGregor is injured, before rolling on the replacement fights. The new main event is a title fight rematch between Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka. Both men fought at UFC 300 and make the same turnaround, despite Prochazka absorbing more damage on the night.

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UFC 303 Gets New Co-Main Event

Diego Lopes UFC 303
Diego Lopes is a rising star in the UFC. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

White also announced a new matchup between Diego Lopes and Brian Ortega as the night's co-main event. Lopes also fought and won at UFC 300, coming off unscathed in a TKO over Sodiq Yusuff. It will be a rare opportunity for the #14 ranked featherweight to jump 11 spots with a victory over #3 Ortega.

Jamahal Hill out of UFC 303

In another turn, White announced that Jamahal Hill was also off the card due to a knee injury. Now, Carlos Ulberg (who initially replaced Khalil Rountree against Hill) will face light heavyweight veteran Anthony Smith. Smith scored a recent upset when he knocked Vitor Petrino from the ranks of the undefeated at UFC 301.

It's been a rough week for the UFC, as this news follows closely behind Khamzat Chimaev's withdrawal from UFC Saudi Arabia next week.

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