Abubakar Nurmagomedov injured; Daniel Rodriguez needs new UFC on ESPN 26 opponent

Set up to combat in 9 days, Daniel Rodriguez is now opponent-less.

Abubakar Nurmagomedov has actually withdrawn from their July 17 battle, which was formerly anticipated to occur at UFC on ESPN 26 in Las Vegas. The promo is presently looking for a replacement.

Rodriguez (14-2 Mixed Martial Arts, 4-1 UFC) was very first to reveal the modification in an Instagram story published Wednesday. Mixed Martial Arts Addict later on verified the news with an individual near the circumstance who asked to stay confidential as the promo has yet to make a main statement.

Nurmagomedov (13-2-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-1 UFC) has actually revealed looks of radiance in his UFC period to date however has actually had a hard time to remain active. Considering that his UFC finalizing in 2018, Nurmagomedov has actually just contended two times. Nevertheless, this is the very first battle he’s withdrawn from in his advertising period.

The upgraded lineup for UFC on ESPN 26 now consists of:

  • Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises

  • Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate

  • Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens

  • Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Rodolfo Vieira

  • Daniel Rodriguez vs. TBA

  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Billy Quarantillo

  • Phil Hawes vs. TBA

  • Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz

  • Manel Kape vs. Ode Osbourne

  • Sergey Morozov vs. Khalid Taha

  • Don Madge vs. TBA

  • Anderson dos Santos vs. Miles Johns

  • Francisco Figueredo vs. Malcolm Gordon

  • Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.