UFC Fight Night Will Have One Less Fight on the Card as a Middleweight Bout Gets Scrapped

Published 11/10/2021, 9:10 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 21: (R-L) Kyle Daukaus punches Dustin Stoltzfus in their middleweight bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The UFC has canceled the middleweight bout between Kyle Daukaus and Roman Dolidze. So UFC Vegas 42 will go forward with one bout less on the fight card.

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Earlier, Kyle Daukaus vs Roman Dolidze was set to feature on the main card of the UFC Vegas 42. The event will take place inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on November 13.

However, according to the reports, the promotion removed Dolidze from the fight due to COVID-19 protocols in his camp. MMA Fighting announced the news after confirming from a trusted source. Now the UFC Fight will have 11 bouts.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 19: Roman Dolidze of Georgia celebrates after his knockout victory over Khadis Ibragimov in their light heavyweight 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)

Subsequently, Daukaus will have no partner to dance with inside the octagon because of the limited timeline. Earlier Daukaus was scheduled for a rematch with Kevin Holland after a no contest in their first slugfest due to an accidental clash of heads.

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However, Holland suffered an injury during his training and had to pull out of the fight. Meanwhile, Dolidze was all set to take on Eryk Anders, which was also pulled out from the card. Now both the men will have to wait for their next fight in the UFC.

Interestingly, the UFC Vegas 42 card reflects many amazing bouts. One which would garner a lot of attention from the fans is the featherweight bout.

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The former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is one of the most prominent names in the UFC. He has an amazing professional fighting record of 22-6 under his name. He is a skilled finisher with ten knockout wins and two submissions under his name.

‘Blessed’ is fresh from his recent win against Calvin Kattar and will return to action to headline the UFC Vegas 42 this weekend. He will take on the #4 in the featherweight division Yair Rodriguez inside the cage.

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‘El Pantera’ will return after a long hiatus and will come in the fight on the back of one win. He will look to secure a win against Hollway in order to fast track his journey to the featherweight gold.

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Meanwhile, for ‘Blessed’, a win in this fight might get him a title shot next against the champion. Hence, it is an important fight for both the featherweight combatants. Considering their previous performance, this bout will serve as a delightful treat for the fight fans.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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