This is the UFC Vegas 65 live blog for Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Ion Cutelaba, the light heavyweight main event Saturday in Las Vegas.
In a sport as volatile as MMA, UFC Vegas 65 proved to be a special occasion, as during preliminary card, the UFC announced that the planned main event between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac had been cancelled due to a Lewis illness, just hours before the two heavyweights were set to make the walk.
In their place, Nzechukwu’s co-main event with Cutelaba takes over the top spot on the card. However, it will remain three rounds instead of five. Nzechukwu enters the contest on the back of a first-round knockout of Karl Roberson in July, while Cutelaba comes in having lost two in a row, to top light heavyweights Ryan Spann and Johnny Walker. Each man will be looking to win pivotal victories in their first major events.
Check out the UFC Vegas 65 live blog below.