UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev is out of his upcoming key celebration combat from Rafael dos Anjos at next weekend’s UFC Vegas 14 function.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto documented on Sunday that Makhachev is out of the struggle and the UFC is looking for a brief-see replacement. Makhachev vs. dos Anjos was established to be the 5-spherical principal function of UFC Vegas 14, which normally takes put on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the second time this individual matchup has fallen by way of. It was originally set to be element of the UFC 254 PPV but dos Anjos examined constructive for COVID-19.
Breaking: Islam Makhachev (@MAKHACHEVMMA) out of Saturday’s UFC Battle Night time most important function, for every resources. UFC wanting for a limited-see substitute to deal with Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) on Saturday.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 8, 2020
Breaking: Islam Makhachev ( @MAKHACHEVMMA ) out of Saturday’s UFC Battle Evening major event, for each sources. UFC wanting for a shorter-see replacement to face Rafael dos Anjos ( @RdosAnjosMMA ) on Saturday.
Following the word broke that Makhachev was damage, dos Anjos took to Twitter to affirm that he missing his opponent, and he stated Michael Chandler as anyone who could fill in.
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) November 9, 2020
I desire @MAKHACHEVMMA a pace restoration. Hunting for a new partner to dance. Appears to be like like @MikeChandlerMMA is all set to go. Your go!
Makhachev is just one of the major up-and-coming lightweights in the UFC and for a number of decades now he has been hunting for a massive-identify opponent. Quite a few fighters have turned him down since he is rated small in the top rated-15 nevertheless many consider him to be another person with championship attributes. Finally, a prime fighter in the form of Dos Anjos answers the phone, and regrettably, Makhachev is now the a person who is not capable to go. Incredibly disappointing.
As dos Anjos talked about, Chandler is a person who tends to make perception to combat him on small notice considering he was just schooling for a battle at UFC 254 that did not occur. There are some other prime-15 lightweights who would also make for a entertaining fight, such as Beneil Dariush and Diego Ferreira. With the party five days absent, there will not be lots of possibilities.
Who do you hope replaces Islam Makhachev from Rafael dos Anjos?