Ahead of Saturday night’s UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, several UFC employees and others associated with UFC 224 were reportedly held at gunpoint and robbed, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. UFC President Dana White tells Okamoto that the incident took place near the host hotel in Rio.
According to reports, cellphones, wallets & passports were among the items taken but nobody was hurt during the shake down.
The UFC 224 weigh-ins took place this morning as scheduled, and the event is still on track to take place on Saturday night as planned. Fights on the main card include the Women’s Bantemweight Title Fight between champion Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington, as well as Ronaldo Souza vs Kelvin Gastelum, Mackenzie Dern vs Amanda Cooper, John Lineker vs Brian Kelleher, and Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida.