Amateur MMA bout at The Orleans canceled due to ‘medical situation’

The main event of the Tuff-N-Uff amateur mixed martial arts card at The Orleans was canceled on Friday night due to what was announced as a “medical situation.”

Las Vegan Carlos Garcia, who held the Tuff-N-Uff 135-pound title, passed out minutes before he was set to begin his walk to the cage to fight Ralphy Pacheco.

Garcia fell face first to the floor backstage. He was sitting up with his back to a wall moments later and had no recollection of what had happened.

He insisted to his coaches that he was able to get up and wanted to fight. They quickly shot down the request and told him the fight was off.

Officials from both the organization and athletic commission also informed Garcia they would not let him fight.

Sources close to the fighter cited dehydration as the cause of the incident. They dismissed the possibility of nerves as Garcia has fought several times in the past with no issue. His trainers also believed his weight cut was not particularly strenuous.

Garcia, 20, has been training in MMA for five years. He took in fluids under supervision of the medical staff and was not transported to the hospital.

Pacheco left the arena with the belt.

ad-high_impact_4
Covering The Cage Videos
Covering the Cage: Frank Mir interview
Adam Hill talks to Bellator MMA heavyweight Frank Mir about his upcoming fight.
Covering The Cage: Rose Namajunas Retains Title
Covering the cage hosts Adam Hill and Heidi Fang go over Rose Namajunas retaining the Women's strawweight title.
Covering The Cage: Changes To UFC 223 Fight Card
Covering The Cage host Heidi Fang and Adam Hill go over changes to the UFC 223 fight card including Khabib Nurmagomedov's new opponent.
Covering The Cage: Conor McGregor Posted $50,000 Bail
Covering The Cage hosts Heidi Fang and Adam Hill go over Conor McGregor in facing three misdemeanor chargers and posting $50,000 bail.
Covering The Cage: Conor McGregor Court Appearance
Covering the Cage host Adam Hill and Heidi Fang go over the recent developments of Conor McGregor.
Covering The Cage Facebook Live - March 29,2018
Review-Journal reporters Adam Hill and Heidi Fang talk UFC 223 live via. SKYPE with Ufc Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson on his main event clash with number 1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Covering the Cage: UFC 222 recap
Adam Hill and Heidi Fang discuss UFC 222
Covering The Cage: UFC 222 Recap
Covering The Cage hosts Adam Hill and Heidi Fang go over the main card fights including Cris Cyborg keeping her title, Bryan Ortega's win over Frankie Edgar and Sean O'Malley fighting through an injury.
UFC 222: Fight Preview
Covering the cage hosts Adam Hill and Heidi Fang provide a preview for UFC 222 as well as their predictions.
Covering The Cage: UFC 222 Preview
Review-Journal reporters Adam Hill and Heidi Fang go over the top fights to watch for at UFC 222 including Cris Cyborg and Brian Ortega.
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Events
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like