UFC 254 is straight down one of its main-card matchups.
Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael de Anjos announced Thursday in Twitter that he is out of the scheduled fight with Islam Makhachev because of a new positive test intended for COVID-19. UFC 254 is set with regard to March. 24 inside Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates.
"COVID19 caught everyone huge time and the physicians slice me out, inch dos Anjos wrote.
2 Anjos also wrote the fact that they left his property throughout California to educate in his local The brand for this fight in well known Nova Uniao inside Rio de Janeiro throughout a great effort to "restart" his career. But she has no regrets about his or her decision.
"I came to rescue my dream associated with being a winner once again, and that goal seemed to be achieved... none of this kind of was around vain, inch dos Anjos wrote.
On Twitter, Makhachev made the idea clear he wanted to help stay on the credit that is headlined by way of his / her close friend and UFC light in weight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who else will look to unify this title against interim champion Justin Gaethje. ufc referred to as out new ULTIMATE FIGHTER CHAMPIONSHIPS signee and former Bellator champion Erina Chandler, who is fixed to be in Abu Dhabi as a back-up for Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje.
Dos Anjos (29-13) was initially supposed to be getting back to lightweight for this affair following dropping four involving the past five combats on welterweight. Dos Anjos, 36, was the UFC lightweight safe bet in 2015 and 2016.
Makhachev (18-1), a 29-year-old from Dagestan, Russia, features won 6-8 straight.
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