UFC Vegas 17 struggle card down to 12 bouts following newest COVID-19 cancellations
UFC Vegas 17, which once ballooned to as many as 16 bouts, has been whittled down to 12 bouts next the most current spherical of COVID-19 cancellations.
A welterweight bout concerning Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal headlines the UFC Vegas 17 struggle card just after the unique most important function among Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev was ruled out because of COVID-19 a few weeks back.
Even though Thompson vs. Neal stays intact, quite a few bouts were nixed or restructured this 7 days as battle time draws in close proximity to.
Thanks to favourable COVID-19 tests, notice the next updates to the UFC Vegas 17 struggle card, for each UFC officers:
- Rick Glenn has been taken out from his light-weight bout with Carlton Minus. Stepping in for Glenn is Christos Giagos, who will make his initially Octagon visual appeal of 2020. This bout will be at a catchweight of 160 lbs.
- The welterweight bout between Belal Muhammad and Dhiego Lima has been canceled from the card and will be rescheduled at a later on day.
- The bantamweight bout amongst Aiemann Zahabi and Drako Rodriguez has been canceled from the card.
- UFC middleweight Karl Roberson withdrew from his match-up towards Dalcha Lungiambula, who nevertheless weighed in, and the bout has been canceled.
UFC Vegas 17: Thompson vs. Neal normally takes position on Saturday, Dec. 19, from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The major card airs on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. The prelims consider place, also on ESPN+, at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.
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