Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim scrapped from UFC 270 on Jan. 22

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  • Ji Yeon Kim
    South Korean mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter
  • Poliana Botelho
    Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter

The UFC 270 card has taken another hit.

Poliana Botelho (8-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is out of her fight against Ji Yeon Kim (9-4-2 MMA, 3-4 UFC) on Jan. 22 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. and as a result, the flyweight contest has been scrapped.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the canceled booking but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Botelho is 1-2 since moving back up to 125 pounds. The 33-year-old Brazilian picked up a unanimous decision win over Lauren Mueller at UFC 236, then suffered back-to-back losses to Gillian Robertson and Luana Carolina.

Kim would’ve also looked to snap a two-fight losing skid. The South Korean fighter has split her past six appearances and is coming off setbacks to Alexa Grasso, and most recently Molly McCann in a “Fight of the Night” effort.

The UFC 270 lineup now includes:

  • Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane

  • Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

  • Ilia Topuria vs. TBA

  • Greg Hardy vs. Aleksei Oleinik

Preliminary ESPN, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET

  • Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales

  • Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stamann

  • Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira

  • Andre Fialho vs. Michel Pereira

Preliminary ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET Edit Delete

  • Jack Della Maddalena vs. opponent TBA

  • Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius

  • Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez

  • Wellington Turman vs. Rodolfo Vieira

  • Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry