Argentine Marcelo Rojo’s second fight in the UFC will have to wait. His rival Jonathan Martínez (13-4) suffered complications after the weigh-in at UFC Vegas 36 after failing on the scale Friday morning, sources confirmed. ESPN Sports.
Rojo, with a 16-8 record, appeared at a point 135.5 weight, despite not having set the Bantamweight limit since 2019, since in his UFC debut he appeared at Featherweight in March of this year. Martinez, of Mexican and Salvadoran descent, gave 138 pounds in the official ceremony, two above the tolerance for the category.
After the confrontations at UFC Apex, the veteran of seven fights in the promotion began the recovery, however, sources informed ESPN Sports that his health condition deteriorated, causing him to have to be taken to the hospital and later removed from the card on the recommendation of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
At the moment, the UFC has not announced if Rojo may have a rival in the near future or if this same fight will be rescheduled. This Saturday’s undercard, starring Darren Till and Derek Brunson, has nine bouts so far, subject to a later announcement.