The proposed bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev has as soon as once more been CANCELLED.
Two of the very best welterweights on the planet have been set to lastly collide on March 13 in the primary occasion of a UFC Combat Evening.
Nevertheless, in accordance with ESPN, Dana White has confirmed Chimaev remains to be affected by the bodily results of COVID-19 and won’t be partaking within the bout.
That is the third time the scheduled welterweight encounter has been referred to as off within the house of two months.
The 2 males have been set to battle on December 19, however Edwards contracted coronavirus and pulled out. A rearranged date of January 20 was set, however Chimaev additionally was then struck down by the virus.
White reportedly instructed the sports activities channel the UFC will transfer on from the match-up after struggling one more setback and that Edwards could also be moved to a different date and given a brand new opponent.
The 29-year-old from Kingston has not fought since dismantling Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019 to increase his successful streak within the 170lbs division to eight fights.
His second defeat within the firm got here to present champion Kamaru Usman in December 2015 who instructed BT Sport he had envisaged a rematch with ‘Rocky’ had he convincingly overwhelmed Chimaev.
“Leon has been on a roll and knocking out guys,” he mentioned.” After all, if Leon goes on the market and wins impressively, completely I imagine he deserves the shot. We’ll see what occurs with that.”