Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to postpone the heavyweight matchup between Shamil Abdurakhimov and Chris Daukaus, yet again, ripping it from the UFC Vegas 33 co-main event this Sat. night (July 31, 2021) inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TSN first reported the change on Monday.
No official word yet on why the bout was torpedoed; however, a positive COVID-19 test in the Abdurakhimov camp recently booted them from UFC Vegas 32, so it may be a case of “Abrek” being rebooked too quickly within the recovery window.
Expect more details in the coming days.
Abdurakhimov (20-5) is looking to rebound from his technical knockout loss to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 242 back in late 2019. As for Daukaus (11-3), he’s the winner of four straight, including last February’s first-round finish over Alexey Oleynik.
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