Staph Infection Takes Islam Makhachev Out of Saturday’s UFC Main Event Against Rafael dos Anjos

Saturday’s UFC “Fight Night” card has lost the main event, as Islam Makhachev has pulled out of his five-round fight against Rafael dos Anjos. News of the scrapped main event was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN.

The fight was scheduled to headline a TV event from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Per Okamoto, the promotion is currently searching for a new opponent for dos Anjos. Dos Anjos asked for his replacement to be Michael Chandler on Sunday.

Makhachev talked about his injury on Monday, mentioning in an Instagram post that a staph infection took him out of the fight.

For the time being, UFC’s “Fight Night” card only has 11 fights scheduled in the lineup.

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