In line with a latest report from Fightful, UFC Vegas 21 has misplaced a heavyweight struggle between Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins.
The 2 males had been set to throw down in what would’ve been one of many featured fights on the cardboard exterior of the Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad fundamental occasion. The rationale for the struggle not happening appears to be attributable to some sort of damage, though it isn’t famous who sustained the damage, with the expectation being that it’ll be rescheduled for a later date.
Rothwell was making an attempt to bounce again from a loss to Marcin Tybura from late final yr that snapped his successful streak, whereas Lins is looking for some readability in his UFC run after defeats to Tanner Boser and Andrei Arlovski.
Rothwell is the higher recognized fighter of the 2 and whereas he could come throughout as fairly the intimidating determine in a lot of his fights, exterior of the Octagon, he’s extremely properly spoken as he confirmed within the following assertion relating to the Black Lives Matter motion final yr.
See how the UFC Vegas 21 card appears with out this Rothwell vs. Lins struggle beneath:
Essential Card | 8:00 pm ET on ESPN+
Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann
Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins
Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder
Manel Kape vs. Matheus Nicolau
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Preliminary Card | 5:00 pm ET on ESPN+
Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich
Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Don Madge
Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez
Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo
Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant
Gloria de Paula vs. Jinh Yu Frey
Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
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