Combat Press is reporting that Zak Cummings has been removed from his UFC Fight Night 124 bout against Thiago Alves due to cracking his skull on a handrail.
Cummings, who is from Missouri, was entering the fight on a two-fight winning streak with wins over Nathan Coy and Alexander Yakovlev. Alves defeated Patrick Cote in his last fight at UFC 210.
The fight between Cummings and Alves was set to kick off the Fox Sports 1 prelims. The UFC has not yet announced that Alves is off the card, but it is extremely unlikely that they will find a replacement just hours before the scheduled weigh-ins start. There is no word yet which Fight Pass Prelims will replace Cummings and Alves bout on the Fox Sports 1 prelim spot.
UFC Fight Night 124 is scheduled for this Sunday in St. Louis.