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Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev at UFC Fight Night Reportedly Cancelled

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There are reports circulating that the upcoming UFC Fight Night bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev. Frontkick Online initially reported the news and this has since been seconded by RT Sport News.

As of now, there’s no official word on why the fight has had to be cancelled. UFC themselves have not issued any sort of press release or commented on the report at all. If confirmed, this would be the second time that Edwards vs Chimaev has been cancelled. The two Welterweight fighters were set to collide at UFC Vegas 17 until it was revealed that Leon Edwards had tested positive for COVID-19.

Khamzat Chimaev Pulled From The Fight?

MMA Island has reported that it is actually Khamzat Chimaev who has had to pull out from the fight. Island wrote the following on Twitter: “Khamzat Chimaev is rumored to be out of his Jan. 20 fight against Leon Edwards. Chimaev has been replaced as ’˜TBD’ on the UFC production prompt. The UFC has also removed the booking from their website.”

Again, it has not been confirmed why the bout has again been cancelled. The UFC have had a constant run of cancellations and issues surrounding injuries and of course COVID-19 over the past year.

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