Leon Edwards will not win a replacement opponent after Khamzat Chimaev withdraws from the main event match on January 20th.
An intriguing battle with the # 3 rank welterweight Low Kick MMA outlook for this year Chimaev was pushed back for the second time.
Edwards initially planned to fight Chimaev at UFC Vegas 17 on December 19, but the fight was abandoned because “Rocky” suffered a particularly debilitating case of COVID-19.
An undefeated Swedish fighter later caused his own bad COVID-19 incident and was finally considered medically unsuitable for fighting on January 20th. Edwards expressed his desire to remain on the card by calling Jorge Masvidal. The Englishman was also offered a fight by Kevin Holland and Vicente Luque, but unfortunately none of these matches will take place. At least soon anyway.
so Interview with Shumo, White has revealed that Edwards will not fight on “Fight Island” as the UFC plans to reschedule the match against Chimaev.
“When I got back to the gym, the doctor told him I had a problem with his lungs, whatever it was, so I took a little more rest and told him not to start training until early January. I’m going to push the fight back. “(((Transcription by MMA junkie)
White also revealed that the battle between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny was set for the main event on January 20th-see below for the full battle card.
Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny
Viviane Araujo vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Tyson Nam vs Matt Schnell |
Francisco Figuered vs. Jerome Rivera
Dean Barry vs Mike Jackson
Pedro Munhos vs. Jimmie Rivera
Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
Zaruk Addershev vs. Jeffrey Molina
Lelone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Vinicius Moreira vs. Ike Villanueva
Manon Fiorotto vs Victoria Leonardo
Do you think Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev will happen?
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Leon Edwards will not fight a replacement on January 20th
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