UFC’s November 13th event has lost a bout, as COVID-19 protocols have forced Roman Dolidze out of his middleweight fight against Kyle Daukaus. News of the canceled bout was first reported by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.
The bout was set to take place this weekend at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Due to the UFC “Fight Night” card being just three days away, the promotion will not be able to find Daukaus a new opponent in time.
The scrapped bout continues a string of bad luck for Daukaus.
The former CFFC Middleweight Champion last fought just last month, where an accidental head collision with Kevin Holland forced their bout to end in the first round via no contest.
A rematch against Holland was then booked for UFC’s November 13th show. That matchup was later thrown out due to an injury on Holland’s side.
It was reported late last month by MMA Junkie that Dolidze would step in to face Daukaus on the upcoming card.
Saturday’s UFC card is now down to 11 bouts in total. It was also learned Tuesday that Philipe Lins won’t compete on the weekend, as a new matchup wasn’t finalized for him. He was originally set to face Ovince St. Preux, who reportedly withdrew from the card on Sunday.
The main event of UFC’s November 13th “Fight Night” card is currently set to see former featherweight champ Max Holloway face Yair Rodriguez.