Remarkably touted Dagestani fighter Islam Makhachev’s awful 2020 continues with still a further cancelled bout. This time it’s his UFC Vegas 14 most important celebration versus Rafael dos Anjos that was established to go down future 7 days, November 14th, that has been scuttled.
The news was initially documented by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. No explanation has been specified for the last minute cancellation, and the UFC is now seeking for a substitution fighter to confront dos Anjos, who is earning his return to the 155 pound division soon after a 4 12 months run at welterweight that noticed him go 4-4.
Breaking: Islam Makhachev (@MAKHACHEVMMA) out of Saturday’s UFC Struggle Night most important function, for each sources. UFC wanting for a limited-discover substitution to confront Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) on Saturday.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 8, 2020
Dos Anjos is plainly angling to consider on Michael Chandler, which would posture him ideal again up at the best of the 155 pound division with a acquire. Chandler is at this time getting specific for a Tony Ferguson combat by the UFC, but that has verified to be rather difficult to indication. So who is familiar with if dos Anjos vs. Chandler is a realistic risk.
This is the next time Makhachev vs. dos Anjos has been undone. The two had been initially established to scrap at UFC 254 on the Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje undercard, but a beneficial COVID-19 take a look at for dos Anjos wrecked those strategies. For months reporters hounded UFC president Dana White with regards to a replacement which in no way arrived.
Just before that, a scheduled April bout in opposition to Alexander Hernandez was also cancelled owing to the first around the globe COVID-19 lockdowns.
Extra news on this story as it’s accessible.