Personal reasons have forced Elizeu Zaleski to withdraw from the UFC Vegas 51 match with Mounir Laszez


UFC Vegas 51 has lost another exciting match-up with Elizeu Zaleski pulling out of Saturday’s clash with Mounir Lazzez due to personal reasons, MMA Fighting has learned.

It is still unknown if Lazzez will be replaced at UFC APEX in April 16..

Zaleski (23-7) hasn’t fought since a dominating victory over Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, rebounding from a controversial split decision defeat to Muslim Salikhov.

Lazzez (10-2) is returning for his first bout since January of 2021, when he lost to Warlley Alves in the United Arab Emirates. “The Sniper” was slated to meet Niklas Stolze in July of that year in Las Vegas but had to withdraw due to visa issues.

The UFC Vegas 51 rematch will headline the event. Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammed are back. Caio Borralho will now face Gadzhi Omargadzhiev in the 2nd-to-last fight of the evening, after the cancellation of Uriah Hal and Andre Muniz’s original co-main event.