Two fighters scheduled to compete later this month won’t be making the journey to “Struggle Island.”
MMA Preventing confirmed with sources that welterweights Danny Roberts and Shavkat Rakhmonov are out of their respective bouts reverse Nicolas Dalby and Ramazan Emeev, which have been scheduled for the upcoming July 25 “Struggle Island” present in Abu Dhabi. The withdrawals have been first reported by MMA Junkie.
Roberts additionally confirmed his scratch because of harm by way of Instagram on Thursday
Rakhmonov’s withdrawal is because of harm, whereas the rationale for the Roberts scratch was not disclosed. With three weeks to go till battle night time, it’s potential officers might hunt down replacements, although UFC President Dana White has said that it will likely be harder than common to usher in fighters on short-notice because the occasion is going down on Yas Island and COVID-19 testing will likely be noticed.
Roberts and Dalby have been beforehand booked to face each other at a Struggle Evening occasion on March 21 in London, however that occasion was cancelled as a result of outbreak of the coronavirus. This was to be Roberts’ first battle since November, whereas Dalby most lately competed in September.
Shavkat, a former M-1 International champion with a 12-Zero document, was additionally anticipated to battle in London towards Bartosz Fabinski. His UFC debut was later re-booked for July 25 towards Emeev, however will now come at a later date.