Islam Makhachev will not be headlining this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 14 card against Rafael dos Anjos.
In accordance to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Makhachev is out of the combat and the UFC is actively seeking for a brief-observe alternative to confront dos Anjos.
As Okamoto mentions this is the next time the combat has been canceled. The two have been meant to fight at UFC 254 on Fight Island but dos Anjos tested positive for COVID-19.
This was a huge chance for Islam Makhachev as he was set to headline his initial UFC party. If he could get past dos Anjos, who is a previous UFC lightweight winner, a top-10 or top rated-5 opponent would’ve most likely been up coming for him. The Russian is on a six-struggle profitable streak and is 18-1 as a professional.
Rafael dos Anjos, meanwhile, is set to return to light-weight immediately after blended final results at welterweight. The Brazilian made the go to 170 in 2017 and went 4-4 with notable wins around Robbie Lawler, Kevin Lee and Neil Magny. Nonetheless, he did shed to the prime fellas in Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, and Michael Chiesa.
No matter if or not a substitution will be identified on these types of shorter see is unsure at this issue. Any unranked lightweight or a person in the 10-15 array will possible be all above this matchup.