Bad news! Just as the UFC Vegas 70 main card was starting, the broadcast informed us that the light heavyweight main event had been cancelled. Unfortunately, Nikita Krylov fell ill, and was deemed too unfit by doctors to compete against Ryan Spann tonight.
There is no opponent on standby for Spann, so he is officially off the card as well. There is no word as to whether or not he will be paid his show money. André Muniz vs. Brendan Allen has been elevated from the co-main event to the new main.
There is no word yet as to what sort of sickness is plaguing Krylov, but it must be pretty nasty for someone as tough as him to pull out just hours before fight time. Hopefully it’s nothing serious, and they can rebook him and Spann as soon as possible. I mean let’s be honest, this is a fun matchup that would likely get messy in the best kind of way.
An update to today’s main event.
Andre Muniz vs Brendan Allen will now headline #UFCVegas70. pic.twitter.com/qmegkWnAp8
— UFC (@ufc) February 26, 2023
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