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The plan is to rebook the battle in the coming weeks, but no new date has been decided yet. A UFC official forwarded a new bout order to MMA Fighting that indicated the event’s new co-headliner is a welterweight bout, Max Griffin vs. Kenan Song. The co-major occasion of UFC Vegas 22 featuring Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.
Although the UFC has not formally announced it at this point, the Women’s Strawweight between Cheyanne Buys vs. Montserrat Ruiz should get the bump as much as the co-primary event slot. Yesterday the cardboard lost one other bout between Julija Stoliarenko and Julia Avila when Stoliarenko fainted at the official weigh-ins. Born and raised in Webster, New York, Gillespie attended Webster Schroeder High School where he was a standout in wrestling, winning two state titles. He continued wrestling for Edinboro University, where he was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American and gained a nationwide championship in 2007. He was the primary true freshman All-American in class historical past, and in addition holds the college document for most profession wins , most wins as a freshman , and highest winning share (.917).
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The win also earned Gillespie his first Fight of the Night bonus award. UFC officials didn’t announce any additional particulars in regards to the cancellation, however mentioned the plan is to rebook the bout for the approaching weeks. Ortega releases assertion on Volkanovski’s withdrawal from UFC 260 Brian Ortega releases an announcement following his fight cancellation at UFC 260. If you’re keeping score this is the fourth struggle just this week to be pulled from Saturday’s lineup.
Johnny Eduardo vs. Anthony Birchak was cancelled as a result of visa issues for Eduardo, Julija Stoliarenko’s fainting at the weigh-ins prompted the Julia Avila fight to be referred to as off, and now we now have Gillespie vs. Riddell gone. We additionally misplaced Tai Tuivasa vs. Don’Tale Mayes but a minimum of Harry Hunsucker was in a position to substitute Mayes on brief notice. Meanwhile, Brad Riddell (9-1 MMA) hoped to extend his present win streak to seven in a row with a win over Gillespie this night at UFC Vegas 22. ‘Quake’ had earned a unanimous determination victory over Alex da Silva Coelho in his most up-to-date effort this previous September. Unfortunately for fight fans Gregor Gillespie will now not be throwing down with Brad Riddell this night. UFC Fight Night is headlined by a middleweight contender bout between Derek Brunson and the purple-scorching Kevin Holland, who went 5-zero in 2020.