With Silva Off The Card, UFC Offering Refunds For UFC 212

The UFC has begun offering refunds to fans who bought tickets to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil due to former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva being taken off the card.

Silva was originally scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212. However, Gastelum was removed from the fight after he tested positive for marijuana use. The UFC said they would search for a replacement for Silva, but this week it was confirmed Silva will not be fighting at the event.

The UFC released a statement on Thursday for fans who wish to receive a refund for their tickets.

Following the April 6 removal of Kelvin Gastelum from his UFC 212 bout against Anderson Silva, UFC officials attempted to find a replacement to meet Silva on June 3. However an opponent was not secured to face the former middleweight champion on short notice, prompting his removal from the card at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Due to Anderson Silva’s withdrawal, customers may request a full refund of their purchased tickets until May 18, 2017.

Silva was campaigning to fight Yoel Romero for an interim title at the event, but that fight never came to fruition.

UFC 212 takes place June 3. UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will fight Interim UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway in the main event.