Paul Felder steps in to encounter Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Vegas 14
The UFC Vegas 14 main function fell apart on Sunday when it was noted that Islam Makhachev was pressured out of his scheduled bout versus previous lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. The two have been slated to headline Saturday night’s struggle card in Las Vegas but a staph infection set Makhachev on the sidelines.
It was the 2nd time the match-up amongst dos Anjos and Makhachev was known as off. The two have been initially predicted to fulfill at UFC 254 but the battle was rescheduled for Saturday soon after dos Anjos tested positive to COVID-19.
With Makhachev out of the combat, UFC matchmakers scrambled to obtain a replacement. Just after various fighters turned down the small-see bout, Paul Felder agreed to move in. Felder final fought in February, getting rid of to Dan Hooker in a controversial split selection.
Dos Anjos previous competed in January, losing to Michael Chiesa by unanimous conclusion. The Brazilian has shed 4 of his past 5 bouts and is hunting to discover some footing to end the backward slide.
UFC Vegas 14 normally takes put at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Saturday. The celebration will air on ESPN+.