UFC Fight Night 199 to Go Ahead Without Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry

Published 12/18/2021, 1:45 PM EST


UFC Fight Night 199 will go ahead with 13 bouts after it lost a fight from the preliminary card hours before the start of the event.

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First reported by MMA Junkie, the bantamweight clash between Raoni Barcelos and Victor Henry won’t take place. It is because Henry tested positive for COVID-19. The former DEEP bantamweight champion stepped in for Trevin Jones on short notice was going to make his octagon debut. He is a 26 fight MMA veteran with a 21-5 professional record.

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Barcelos, who is coming off his first loss inside the octagon against Timur Valiev. He was on a five-fight win streak in the UFC before the loss and would’ve wanted to get back on the winning track. He is a former RFA featherweight champion and has a 16-2 professional MMA record.

The UFC is yet to announce whether it will re-book the bout for a later card in 2022.

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UFC Fight Night 199 – Two massive fights

The last UFC event of 2021 will feature two massive fights. The co-main event will feature a welterweight clash between Stephen ‘Wonderboy‘ Thompson and Belal Muhammad. Thompson is the number five ranked welterweight and after tasting defeat in her last fight would want to get back to winning ways. He probably has one last run left in him for the title and would want to get a winning streak going.

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‘Bully B.’ on the other hand, is on a six-fight undefeated streak. A win over a veteran and top fighter like Thompson will push him up in the rankings and a title fight won’t be far from there.

The main-event at UFC Fight Night 199 will feature two heavy-hitting heavyweights. Derrick Lewis will take on Chris Daukaus. Derrick Lewis is coming off a one-sided defeat at the hands of Ciryl Gane. ‘The Black Beast‘ is currently ranked number three and will look to make a run for a title shot again. He is also looking to make the record for the most knockout wins in the UFC.

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Daukaus is coming into the fight high on confidence. He is currently on a five-fight win streak and is 4-0 in the UFC. He has won 12 out of his 11 fights via knockout and would look to put pressure on Lewis early. Daukaus is currently ranked number seven and a win over a top 3 ranked guy on the back of a winning streak will make a genuine contender.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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