Subsequent week’s UFC Struggle Night time occasion slated for the Apex in Las Vegas has misplaced its essential occasion bout between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana.
ESPN broke the information on Wednesday earlier than UFC president Dana White enlisted Corridor of Famer Ronda Rousey to assist him announce the brand new essential occasion between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan.
Aldana needed to withdraw from the bout, although it was unclear on the time of publication as to why.
Holm’s supervisor, Lenny Fesquez, advised MMAFighting that they tried to safe a alternative, however that with restricted choices, they weren’t in a position to take action.
“Holly could be very upset and saddened that her struggle was postponed, however stuff occurs,” Fresquez mentioned in an announcement to MMAFighting. “We’re solely considering preventing somebody that’s going to assist us get a title shot. So there’s solely actually two women, and that’s Aldana and [Aspen] Ladd, and Ladd’s out.”
The hope now’s to rebook the struggle for someday in October.
Though beforehand unannounced, Brunson vs. Shahbazyan had been anticipated to function the co-main occasion on Aug. 1. As White introduced in his interview with Rousey, who’s Shahbazyan’s supervisor, the bout will now be elevated to essential occasion standing, although with the quick period of time left till the occasion, it’s going to stay a three-round bout.
The UFC Struggle Night time on Aug. 1 would be the promotion’s first occasion again in Las Vegas following a month-long residency on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi.