UFC Combat Island 7 loses combat at the past minute
UFC Combat Island 7 is down a single bout with the past moment cancellation of a middleweight clash between Phil Hawes and Nassourdine Imavov.
Sources verified that cancellation next an first report by RTSport.
Hawes’ manager, Daniel Rubenstein, instructed ESPN that his fighter was not medically cleared Saturday morning, but that the issue was not COVID-19 connected. He added that the bout could be rescheduled as soon as up coming Saturday’s UFC 257, which also takes area in Abu Dhabi.
Hawes vs. Nassourdine was slated to be the showcased bout on the UFC Struggle Island 7 prelims. The principal card is topped by previous UFC featherweight winner Max Holloway and soaring contender Calvin Kattar and will be simulcast on ESPN+ and ABC.