Hailey Cowan explains UFC Vegas 70 withdrawal due to ovarian cyst rupture


Hailey Cowan was in no condition to make her UFC debut.

A day before Cowan was to fight Ailin Perez at UFC Vegas 70 this past weekend, officials announced that the Contender Series signing was forced to withdraw due to an illness. Cowan explained that his illness was caused by an ovarian cyst rupture. Doctors called for Cowan’s fight to be cancelled.

See Cowan’s post.

“An ovarian cyst rupture occurred the night before weigh-ins,” Cowan said. I lost a lot and my doctors pulled me. My weight was up and I was ready to go. We will be rebooking ASAP, but this is very unfortunate. Apologies to the fans and my opponent but this was beyond my control.”

“Sometimes you do everything right, but life just smacks you in the face (or in my case, gut) and says, ‘not today,'” Cowan added in an Instagram caption.

Cowan earned a UFC contract with a split-decision win over Claudia Leite on Dana White‘s Contender Series this past August. She holds a 7-2 pro record having previously competed for the LFA and Invicta FC.