UFC’s February 27th card has lost two matchups just days before they were scheduled to happen, per reports. The fights were set to take place during a “Fight Night” event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Randy Brown Removed From Bout Against Alex Oliveira, Replaced By Ramazan Kuramagomedov
Randy Brown won’t be competing on Saturday, as he has withdrawn from a fight against Alex Oliveira. John Morgan of MMA Junkie broke the story on Monday.
Ramazan Kuramagomedov will take the place of Brown, per a follow-up report from Nolan King and John Morgan of MMA Junkie. Kuramagomedov will get the UFC call-up after putting together an eight-fight undefeated record on the regional scene.
Kuramagomedov’s last fight was in September, where he submitted Trevor Ollison on a CFFC card.
Why Brown withdrew from the bout is not known currently.
Brown was looking to return after taking a stoppage loss to Vicente Luque last year.
Similarly, Oliveira’s last fight was a submission loss to Shavkat Rakhmonov in October.
COVID-19 Test Takes Raoni Barcelos Out of Bout Against Marcelo Rojo
A positive COVID-19 test forced Raoni Barcelos to withdraw from his matchup against Marcel Rojo. The Brazilian bantamweight announced his positive test via Twitter on Monday.
There is currently no news on whether Rojo will get a new opponent for Saturday.
The cancelled bout continues troubles for Barcelos, who has now gotten his past three bookings cancelled. His last win was in November, where he continued his undefeated campaign in the promotion.
Rojo was scheduled to make his UFC debut after a run in Combate Americas from 2017 to 2019.
UFC’s February 27th event now has 11 bouts in total still in the lineup. The current main event is scheduled to be between heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruick and Ciryl Gane.