UFC 270 has lost a fantastic featherweight match-up.
On Tuesday, Ilia Topuria announced on his Twitter that his fight with Movsar Evloev is off of UFC 270 on January 22.
“Bad news! @MovsarUFC is out. We already knew that this was gonna happen. @Dynamitedan808, are you up for a fight? Let me know ASAP and if you are down, hope to see you on January 22. Let’s go,” Topuria wrote.
— Ilia Topuria (@Topuriailia) January 11, 2022
Cageside Press confirmed the news with a source familiar with the situation. Evloev’s withdrawal was due to illness.
Topuria vs. Ige is an awesome fight; however, according to Cole Shelton, Ige is not available. He reported that “Dan Ige will NOT be stepping in to fight Ilia Topuria at #UFC270, he tells me. He says he’s legitimately minutes away from hopping on a plane to go to Hawaii with his wife and son to visit family and go back home.”
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