Alonzo Menifield will get new opponent after William Knight pulled from UFC 260 | BJPenn.com


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Alonzo Menifield will stay on UFC 260 however he gained’t battle William Knight.

Menifield and Knight have been alleged to battle on February 27 however Menifield examined constructive for COVID-19 and the battle was postponed to this Saturday’s UFC 260. Nonetheless, the UFC introduced that Knight is out of the battle and has been rebooked to battle Da-un Jung on April 10. Menifield, in the meantime, will stay on UFC 260 and he’ll face LFA gentle heavyweight champion Fabio Cherant.

That is little question disappointing information for MMA followers as Menifield vs. Knight was going to be a really thrilling battle between two knockout artists. It was additionally a pivotal battle for each males because the winner would’ve seemingly gotten a step up in competitors. Nonetheless, the excellent news is the very fact Menifield will stay on the cardboard.

Alonzo Menifield (9-2) is coming off back-to-back losses to Ovince Saint Preux by knockout and Devin Clark by resolution in his return after a 12 months away on account of accidents. Previous to the setbacks, Menifield scored first-round knockout wins over Paul Craig, and Vinicius Moreira after incomes an eight-second KO on the Contender Sequence to earn his UFC contract.

Fabio Cherant (7-1) went 3-0 in 2020 to get some hype behind his identify after he misplaced to Aleksa Camur on Dana White’s Contender Sequence. For the reason that loss, he beat Erick Murray Jr. by submission, Yu Ji by resolution and Myron Dennis in a five-round resolution to say the LFA gentle heavyweight title.

UFC 260 goes down on Saturday, March 27 and with the addition of Alonzo Menifield vs. Fabio Cherant, the cardboard is now as follows:

Major Card:

Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou – heavyweight title
Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque
Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida
Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick
Khama Worthy vs. Jamie Mullarkey

Prelims:

Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight
Jared Gooden vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Shane Younger vs. Omar Morales
Abu Azaitar vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

Who do you suppose will win, Alonzo Menifield vs. Fabio Cherant?

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