This is the UFC Vegas 65 live blog for Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Ion Kutelab, the light heavyweight main event on Saturday in Las Vegas.
In a sport as volatile as MMA, UFC Vegas 65 turned out to be a special event as during the preliminary card, the UFC announced that the scheduled main event between Derrick Lewis and Sergei Spivak had been canceled due to Lewis’s illness, just hours before the tournament kicked off. . two heavyweights had to take a walk.
In their place, the co-main event between Nzechukwu and Cutelaba is now heading into the map headlining position, although it still has three rounds instead of the traditional five. Nzechukwu enters the fight after being knocked out in the first round by Karl Roberson in July, while Kutelaba comes in after losing two fights in a row, passing light heavyweights Ryan Spann and Johnny Walker. Both men will be aiming for decisive victories in their first major tournaments.
Check out the UFC Vegas 65 live blog below.