A light heavyweight fight between Misha Cirkunov and Ryan Spann has been removed from UFC’s December 19th “Fight Night” card. The fight was pulled after an undisclosed injury to Cirkunov, per a report from Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.
The fight was scheduled to take place on UFC’s final 2020 card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is not known whether Spann will get a replacement opponent for his bout.
Spann was looking to come back from his first loss in the UFC, which was handed to him by Johnny Walker in September. Spann, a former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion, previously had four-consecutive wins in the UFC.
Cirkunov was looking to return after 15 months outside of the cage. His last fight was in September of 2019, where he defeated Jimmy Crute within a round via submission.
The main event for UFC’s December 19th card is currently scheduled to be a fight between Stephen Thomson and Geoff Neal.