UFC Fight Night main event canceled as Nikita Krylov falls ill ahead of fight against Ryan Spann
UFC Fight Night will continue without the originally scheduled main event. Sideline reporter Megan Olivy announced at the start of Saturday’s broadcast of the main card that the fight between Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann had been removed from the card.
Krylov attempted to show up at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas earlier that day to get fluids and medication in hopes of competing. However, the medical staff deemed Krylov incapable of competing. The promotion brought Brendan Allen vs. Andre Muniz up to the main event.
A similar incident occurred at the UFC Fight Night event on November 19th. Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Spivak was the intended headliner for the UFC Apex event, but Lewis was pulled from the bout during the event. Lewis fell ill and tested positive for COVID-19 when he returned home. Their fight was later rescheduled to headline Fight Night in February.
Krylov and Spann were both aiming for a third straight win in a fight that could be their reason to challenge a top-five opponent.
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