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UFC Vegas 74 suffers mid-fight week main card bout scratch

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*** UPDATE: Muhammad Naimov will step in on five days notice to fight Jamie Mullarkey at UFC Vegas 74. ***

UFC Vegas 74 is down one fight.

After one week off, UFC returns this weekend (Sat., June 3, 2023) inside its Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the main card has taken a late hit as Lightweight hopeful, Jamie Mullarkey’s (16-5), management has revealed that he’s agreed to fight a new opponent, reports Marcel Dorff.

Mullarkey was originally set to open the main card opposite Georgia’s Guram Kutateladze (12-3). No reason for Kutateladze’s removal from the fight has been announced, nor has if Mullarkey’s new fight will still take place at UFC Vegas 74.

Mullarkey currently rides a two-fight winning streak after decision wins over Francisco Prado and the veteran, Michael Johnson. UFC Vegas 74 is now down to 12 fights after the shake up, leaving only one Lightweight fight between Jared Gordon and Jim Miller.

Check out UFC Vegas 74’s full lineup below:

  • 125 lbs.: Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi
  • 145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
  • 155 lbs.: Jared Gordon vs. Jim Miller
  • 125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Victor Altamirano
  • 125 lbs.: Karine Silva vs. Ketlen Souza
  • 170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
  • 135 lbs.: John Castaneda vs. Mateus Mendonca
  • 265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes
  • 135 lbs.: Johnny Munoz vs. Daniel Santos
  • 115 lbs.: Jinh Yu Frey vs. Elise Reed
  • 135 lbs.: Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Luan Lacerda
  • 205 lbs.: Maxim Grishin vs. Philipe Lins

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 74 fight card right here, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining main card balance (also on ESPN+) at 9 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Vegas 74: “Kara-France vs. Albazi” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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