A welterweight bout between Tim Means and Danny Roberts is no longer happening at UFC Vegas 29. Roberts was pulled from the event due to COVID-19 protocols, but the good news for Means is he does have a new opponent and will only have to wait a week. Officials confirmed on Tuesday that Means will replace the injured Sergey Khandozhko and face Nicolas Dalby on June 26th.
Means (31-12-1) is on a two-fight winning streak, notching decisions over Laureano Staropoli and Mike Perry. Interestingly enough both fights were catchweights as his opponents badly missed weight. He hasn’t had a three-fight winning streak since he rattled off four straight in 2014-2015.
Dalby (19-3-1-2 NCs) is coming off a decision win over Daniel Rodriguez (who’s Means’ most recent loss). The Danish fighter went 1-3 in his first UFC stint before a successful run in Cage Warriors FC. He returned to the UFC in 2019, defeating Alex Oliveira before losing to Jesse Ronson. That Ronson defeat was flipped to a no contest after Ronson popped for a banned substance.
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