Ryan Benoit pulled from Saturday’s UFC card

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Dec 21, 2019; Busan, SOUTH KOREA; Ryan Benoit (blue gloves) fights Heili Alateng during UFC Fight Night at Sajik Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Benoit was pulled from this weekend’s UFC card after failing to make weight Friday morning.

Benoit battled dehydration during his first weigh-in attempt, having to be helped onto the scale by his coach Jamie Crowder.

The fighter nearly stumbled off the scale before being held up, and after a few minutes he was able to stand on the scale long enough to weigh in at 129 pounds, missing the 126-pound limit by three pounds.

According to his manager, Oren Hodak of KO Reps, Benoit had to be transported to a hospital following his second weigh-in attempt.

He was scheduled to fight Zarrukh Adashev at UFC Fight Night on Saturday.

Read More: UFC on ESPN 24: Weigh-ins and final preview

Benoit (10-7) had lost his last two fights prior to Friday morning’s weigh-in debacle. It was the second time the 31-year-old missed weight, the last time coming before a schedule 2017 fight against Ashkan Mokhtarian.

–Field Level Media

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