A critical middleweight matchup established to go down as subsequent week’s UFC on ESPN 15 co-major celebration is off the table.
Current title challenger Yoel Romero (13-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) is out of his battle from Uriah Hall (15-9 MMA, 8-7 UFC) for an undisclosed reason. A man or woman with expertise of the matchup confirmed the news to MMA Junkie, but asked for anonymity since the UFC has not manufactured a formal announcement. The information very first was documented by BJPenn.com.
UFC on ESPN 15 can take location Aug. 22 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN.
Romero, No. 6 in the hottest United states These days Sports activities/MMA Junkie MMA middleweight rankings, is coming off a decline to champion Israel Adesanya in a title bout at UFC 248. He obtained that shot regardless of becoming on a two-battle skid, which Adesanya ran to 3. He has not gained given that a knockout of Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in February 2018.
Hall has received a few of his past 4 fights. He was established to combat Ronaldo Souza at UFC 249 in Could, but the struggle was pulled the night time right before the party when Souza examined good for COVID-19.
With the change, the UFC on ESPN 15 card now incorporates:
Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar
Uriah Corridor vs. TBA
Angela Hill vs. Michelle Waterson
Shamil Gamzatov vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson
Mizuki Inoue vs. Amanda Lemos
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Takashi Sato
Marcin Prachnio vs. Mike Rodriguez
Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki