November’s first UFC event lost half of the featherweight main event.
Movsar Evloev was scheduled to meet Bryce Mitchell in the UFC Fight Night 214 headliner bout at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. However, due to injury, Evloev (16-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) pulled out of the contest, leaving Mitchell (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) without an opponent.
A source with knowledge of the unspecified injury confirmed the news to MMA Junkie following an initial report of ESPN Sports.
The fight between the top 15 featherweights in the USA TODAY SPORTS/MMA Junkie rankings was first agreed to last month, with both fighters putting their undefeated records on the line.
At the time of writing, it is unclear how the UFC will proceed with the main event, or if Mitchell will remain on the card and face a new opponent.
With this change, the UFC Fight Night 214 lineup includes:
- Bryce Mitchell vs his TBA opponent
- Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke
- Amanda Lemos vs. Marina Rodriguez
- Mario Bautista vs. Benito Lopez
- Nate Maness vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
- Ramona Pascual vs. Tamires Vidal
- Jinh Yu Frey vs. Polyana Viana
- Carlos Candelario vs. Jake Hadley
- Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young
- Josh Parisien vs. Chase Sherman
- Jailton Almeida vs. Maxim Grishin