UFC Fight Night main event cancelled; Canadians shine on undercard

UFC Fight Night main event cancelled; Canadians shine on undercard

UFC followers had been dealt an surprising blow Saturday when the group introduced a scheduled five-round main event between Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann had been cancelled mere hours earlier than the 2 light-heavyweights had been set to stroll to the cage.

The cancellation was resulting from Krylov falling ailing earlier within the day. It was introduced on the published the 17-fight UFC veteran had been receiving fluids and medical remedy on the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas at which the event was happening, nevertheless the 30-year-old was not cleared to compete.

Krylov and Spann had every received two in a row and the pair of motion fighters had been anticipated to place on a present for followers watching.

Spann, a former LFA 205-pound champion coming off an enormous knockout of Dominick Reyes, was notified of Krylov’s lack of ability to compete because the preliminary card was wrapping up.

Middleweights Andre Muniz and Brendan Allen took over as headliners for what ended up being a 10-fight card.

An replace to at present’s main event.

Andre Muniz vs Brendan Allen will now headline #UFCVegas70. pic.twitter.com/qmegkWnAp8

— UFC (@ufc) February 26, 2023

The main card opened with a battle of Canadian welterweights.

Ontario’s Mike Malott defeated Quebec’s Yohan Lainesse late within the first spherical with an arm-triangle choke. Lainesse fell to 1-2 within the UFC, whereas Malott improved to 2-0 underneath the UFC banner with each victories occurring within the opening spherical.

Malott pleaded in his post-fight speech for the UFC to return to Canada later this 12 months – particularly to Toronto, so he can struggle in entrance of household and mates.

The UFC has not hosted an event in Canada since a 2019 Fight Night card headlined by Justin Gaethje and Donald Cerrone. The final time the group hosted an event in Toronto was in December 2018.

Malott, 31, additionally gave a shout-out to Canadian ladies’s flyweight fighter Jasmine Jasudavicius who earned a dominant unanimous resolution over Gabriella Fernandes on the penultimate preliminary card bout.

All however two fights on the prelims had been completed inside the space with Trevor Peek and Jordan Leavitt choosing up notable first-round knockout wins within the light-weight division.

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