UFC Fight Night: Changes in Fight Card as Tim Means Gets Added as Replacement

Published 06/16/2021, 5:59 AM EDT


Danny Roberts was scheduled for a fight against Tim Means for this week at UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs Ige. According to an official UFC news update, the fight is off because Danny Roberts has tested positive for Covid-19. Therefore, the promotion could not allow the fight to proceed. Now, Tim Means will replace the injured Sergey Khandozhko against Nicolas Dalby on June 26.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The fight has been booked for next week’s UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov. It is a welterweight bout that will showcase two fighters who are eager to get on a consistent run. Dalby has only won two out of his last five UFC fights with two losses and one no contest.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

On the other side, his new opponent ‘The Dirty Bird’ Tim Means has suffered two defeats with three wins in his last five. Both unranked fighters need to get consistent with their respective performances to rise in the rankings.

DIVE DEEPER

“I Wanted to be Michael Jordan”- When Daniel Cormier Opened up on Having an NBA Career

12 months ago

Tale of the Tape for Tim Means vs Nicolas Dalby

Both the fighters fight with an orthodox fighting stance. Tim Means (37) is the taller fighter with a height of 6 feet and 2 inches. His opponent, Nicolas ‘Lokomotivo’ (36) stands tall at 5 feet and 11 inches. Means has an 0.5-inch reach advantage. Hence, the fighters are almost identical in reach and their collision has the potential to provide a competitive fight for the fans.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch this story: 5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Per MMAJunkie, the fight card for UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov is as follows.

  • Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Maxim Grishin vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Michel Prazeres vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
  • Justin Jaynes vs. Charles Rosa
  • Raoni Barcelos vs. Timur Valiev
  • Marcin Prachnio vs. Ike Villanueva
  • Jai Herbert vs. Renato Moicano
  • Warlley Alves vs. Ramazan Emeev
  • Damir Hadzovic vs. Yancy Medeiros
  • Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko
  • Danilo Marques vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Nicolas Dalby vs. Tim Means

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Who do you think will win? Tim Means or Nicolas Dalby?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Saurabh Singh

204 articles

Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT