The middleweights have been rescheduled to combat on the UFC’s upcoming June 13 occasion after the pairing fell aside on simply hours’ discover final week at UFC on ESPN+ 29.
MMA Junkie confirmed with a number of folks near the state of affairs that Roberson (9-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Vettori (14-4-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) have agreed to the matchup following an preliminary report from MMA Combating. The folks requested anonymity as a result of the UFC has but to formally announce the bout.
The UFC supposed to move to Kazakhstan on that date earlier than the coronavirus pandemic put all occasions in limbo. The promotion hopes to find out a brand new location quickly, with Las Vegas the entrance runner as Nevada prepares for the resumption of fight sports activities.
After Roberson and Vettori efficiently made weight for UFC on ESPN+ 29, the trail to combat evening seemed to be clear. Roberson fell sick whereas recovering from his weight minimize, although, and was pulled from the cardboard after being taken to hospital. Following the scratch, Roberson and Vettori had a viral lodge run-in that concerned a complete lot of screaming from the latter.
That made it clear the combat wanted to be rebooked, and the 2 surging 185-pound fighters, who’re each on two-fight successful streaks, will vent their frustrations within the octagon.