UFC Fight Night on July 17 Cancel a Fight as Amir Albazi Pulls Out

Published 06/25/2021, 5:45 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 19: Amir Albazi of Iraq celebrates after his submission victory over Malcolm Gordon of Canada in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 19, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The UFC had set a flyweight bout between Amir Albazi and Ode Osbourne for July 17. This was supposed to be the first UFC flyweight fight for Osbourne who had previously plied his trade at the 135 lbs and 145 lbs weight class. However, he may have to wait or make his flyweight debut on the aforementioned date against a new opponent as Albazi pulled out of the event. Currently, the UFC is seeking a replacement fighter for Osbourne as the promotion wants to continue with the event.


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The UFC Fight Night event on July 17 will also feature the return of one of the most famous women’s fighters in UFC history. After over four years ‘Cupcake’ Miesha Tate will enter the octagon for her last run as a combatant. She will face Marion Reneau in a bantamweight showdown.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Miesha Tate prepares to face Amanda Nunes of Brazil in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 200 event on July 9, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The top-15 ranked lightweights, Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises occupy the main event spot. While Moises is on a three-fight winning streak, Makhachev has won his last seven fights in a row with only a single defeat in his MMA career. Thus, this is a crucial contest for both the fighters as a win will assist them to rise in the rankings and move closer to a title shot.

The fight card for the UFC Fight Night July 17

Per Sherdog, there are 11 bouts on the card, with one bout subject to their ability to secure an opponent for ‘The Jamaican Sensation’ and Billy Quarantillo.

155 lbs.: Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises (Lightweight contest) main-event 

135 lbs.: Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate (Women’s Bantamweight contest) co main-event 

125 lbs.: Ode Osbourne vs (N/A)

185 lbs.: Rodolfo Vieira vs Dustin Stoltzfus (Middleweight contest)

135 lbs.: Sergey Morozov vs. Khalid Taha (Bantamweight contest)

155 lbs.: Guram Kutateladze vs. Don Madge (Lightweight contest)

145 lbs.: Billy Quarantillo vs. (N/A) (Featherweight contest)

125 lbs.: Francisco Figueredo vs. Malcolm Gordon (Flyweight contest)

135 lbs.: Anderson dos Santos vs. Miles Johns (Bantamweight contest)

265 lbs.: Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (Heavyweight contest)

185 lbs.: Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn (Middleweight contest)


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155 lbs.: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens (Lightweight contest)

115 lbs.: Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz (Women’s Strawweight contest)

170 lbs.:Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Daniel Rodriguez (Welterweight contest)


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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'.



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