Movsar Evloev has been forced out of his upcoming main event fight against Bryce Mitchell on Nov. 5 due to injury.
Following an initial report by ESPN Deportes , sources confirmed that the information was true. The nature of Evloev’s injury has not been revealed but he will not be able to compete in November.
As it stands, the UFC is searching for a replacement opponent to step in to face Mitchell, although nothing has been finalized at this time.
It’s unfortunate news for Evloev, who was looking for a win in his first UFC main event after starting his career with an impressive 16-0 record. Evloev won a unanimous win over Dan Ige which boosted his UFC record to 6-0.
That win helped Evloev score his first headlining spot but now the Russian featherweight will have to wait until a later date to book his next fight.
There were rumors Evloev had suffered an injury during training camp. It was hoped that he could still fight. Unfortunately, Evloev could not continue. The UFC plans to try to replace Mitchell with another opponent. 5.
The fight will also serve as Mitchell’s first main event as well as he attempts to build on his perfect 15-0 record including six wins in the UFC.