The upcoming UFC Vegas 64 event which is scheduled to take place this Saturday night in La Vegas, US, just took a huge blow and lost one of the most highly anticipated fight of the fight card.
The event is now down to 12 fights after the losing a Heavyweight tilt between Jailton Almeida and Maxim Grishin. The bout was part of the main card, but it won’t happen because of an undisclosed reasons.
“Man, arrived in Vegas just now and I heard that my fight was canceled,” Almeida wrote on social media. “I want to thank Mick Maynard for trying in every way [to get] another opponent, but without success.”
Almeida was searching for his twelfth straight win after storming out of the gates by winning his first three fights inside the Octagon in the span of eight months in 2022. Of his 17 wins, 16 of them have been stoppage victories (13 in the first round). As for Grishin, he was looking to build off his unanimous decision win over William Knight at UFC 271 earlier this year to secure his first consecutive win streak in more than three years.
UFC Vegas 64 is set to be headlined by a five-round women’s Strawweight fight between Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos.