UFC Vegas 70 continues to roll on tonight (Sat. Feb 25, 2023) inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it will do so without its originally scheduled main event of Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann.
Just moments into the main card broadcast, UFC reporter Megan Olivi took the screen to announce the unfortunate news: Krylov had fallen ill. The Russian talent attempted to show up to the Apex early to receive fluids and medicine in hopes of making it to the cage, but it wasn’t meant to be tonight. As a result, the ranked Light Heavyweights will not take the stage, setting the scene for a Middleweight main event between Brendan Allen and Andre Muniz instead.
Let’s take a look at what the MMA community had to say in response to the unexpected change:
An update to today's main event.— UFC (@ufc) February 26, 2023
Andre Muniz vs Brendan Allen will now headline #UFCVegas70. pic.twitter.com/qmegkWnAp8
Welp. #UFCVegas70 main event has been cancelled. Nikita Krylov is sick.— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) February 26, 2023
Main Event is off ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ #UFCVegas70— Marcel Dorff (@BigMarcel24) February 26, 2023
no main event pic.twitter.com/NLTs5v3g05— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) February 26, 2023
NEW MAIN EVENT #UFCVEGAS70 Muniz vs Allen… pic.twitter.com/yJQwbYSvRy— Chayce Glassow (@chaycedymes) February 26, 2023
Nobody wants Brendan Allen in a main event. Cmon man #UFCVegas70— Dustin Bigler (@Biglertime) February 26, 2023
Better main event #UFCVegas70 pic.twitter.com/QMZSSmzplO— Bigg Country (@BiggCountry_) February 26, 2023
Wish Nikita Krylov good health.— Scott Fontana (@Scott_Fontana) February 26, 2023
UFC been snakebitten by these hyper-late main event cancellations more often of late. #UFCVegas70
For complete UFC Vegas 70: “Krylov vs. Spann” results and play-by-play, click HERE.