Khamzat Chimaev’s battle with Leon Edwards has been cancelled again – MMA Sports

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-July 26: Khamzat Chimaev, Chechen, UFC in the UFC Fight Island Flash Forum on July 26, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Warmed up during the Fight Night event. (Photo by Microch / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It looks like Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards The fight is starting to look new Habib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson – One battle that was never accomplished.

Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards Canceled Again

Chimaev’s welterweight battle against Edwards was canceled because the former still suffered from protracted effects COVID-19.. Chechen-born fighters have lung problems caused by illness and take medicine for them.The news was confirmed in ESPN By UFC President Dana White himself.

“I’m very confused. I was very excited. It was one of my favorite fights of the year,” White told ESPN. “One thing you have to look at right now is health. Make sure this guy is healthy and get the best care we can and make sure he’s fully recovered.”

The UFC is looking for an alternative fighter for Edwards to play on the 13th Stephen Thompson He threw his hat into the ring for a potential fight with Edwards. Thompson said the fight made sense because he was fifth in the welterweight division and third in Edwards.

Cursed battle?

This is the third time that the match between the two has been canceled due to the complications of COVID-19.The battle was originally supposed to happen December 19th However, it was canceled after Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 and was reported to have lost £ 12 due to illness.

The match was rebooked on January 20th, but this time it was canceled again Chimaev was considered inappropriate According to doctors after showing the effect of the previous positive test in early December. Unfortunately, Chimaev is still suffering from illness and seems unable to compete in the near future. No matches from Chechnya have been confirmed.

Khamzat Chimaev

Chimaev finally fought and knocked out in September Gerald Meerschaert In 17 seconds. Chechen-born fighters were on the rise in 2021 after exploding on the world stage in the summer of 2020. John phillips Then 10 days later I fought to defeat Squirrel McKeeAbsorbs only two attacks from both battles. All three UFC The victory gave him a night bonus hat-trick performance.

Leon Edwards

Edwards, who currently has eight consecutive victories, was defeated in his final fight in July 2019. Rafaeldos Anjos Through a unanimous decision. Birmingham-born fighters haven’t lost to the current UFC welterweight champion in 2015 after losing their scorecards. Kamaru Usman.. No other fighter has been affected by a pandemic as much as a British and Jamaican fighter. Tyron Woodley Back At the UFC London Headliner in March 2020. This event was one of the first UFC shows canceled due to a pandemic. Edwards will be eager to return to the Octagon after more than a year and a half without fighting.

The latest lineup of UFC Fight Nights on March 13 is:

  • Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
  • Matthew Semels Burger vs. Jason Whit
  • Jin Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
  • Dan Ige vs. Opponent TBA
  • Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
  • Nasrat Hakupalast Opponent TBA
  • Steve Garcia vs. Charles Jourdain
  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tsukugov
  • Ray Rodriguez vs. Rani Yahya
  • Philip Rinse vs. Ben Rothwell

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