With the fight being cancelled, that leaves one bout left, likely indicating we'll see Belfort, 40, gear up for one last trip to the Octagon later this year (again).
14, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Meanwhile, Stephens is a +130 underdog (bet $100 to win $130) at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark and coming off a UD win over Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215.
No. 8 Tech upsets No. 2 West Virginia in comeback win
Teddy Allen will have to bounce back this game and with Esa coming back it's going to be too much offense for Texas Tech. Now the Red Raiders find themselves ranked in the top 10 with a chance to regain a share of the conference lead.
Choi fell to Swanson via unanimous decision in the aforementioned bout, which won Fight of the Night honors, to end his 12-fight winning streak.
Each of his past five fights has gone the distance, with his hand getting raised just twice during that stretch.
The UFC announced Saturday that the planned scrap between Vitor Belfort and Uriah Hall has been removed from UFC St. Louis as Hall was unable to weigh in. It is easy to see where and why this camp has been so rough for Hall. Moving to the main card is the featherweight bout between Darren Elkins and Michael Johnson, while the bantamweight clash between Kyung Ho Kang and Guido Cannetti moves to the FS1 prelims. Hopefully Belfort will be able to find another fight soon, and end his wonderful UFC career in style, like he deserves. Belfort suffered three TKO defeats in as many fights before that, though the most recent of those losses was overturned after Kelvin Gastelum failed a drug test for marijuana metabolites.