Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been removed from his scheduled bout against Uriah Hall at UFC 198 after suffering form severe abdominal pain that may require gall bladder surgery.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the news.

Silva (34-7) was looking to right the ship after dropping a unanimous decision to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84 in February. This setback, marked the Brazilian’s first appearance inside the Octagon since his decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in January 2015.

Silva currently holds several UFC records including the longest win streak in UFC history (16), which included a UFC title reign that lasted a company record six years, eight months and 22 days. To date,  all but two of Silva’s wins have come by way TKO, KO or submission.

There is no word on who, if anyone, will replace Silva against Hall.

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