And then there were nine, as in only nine bouts that will appear in Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa” event. Seven hours after Roland Delorme (pictured) and Davey Grant each successfully weighed in for tomorrow’s bantamweight battle, the scrap has been scrapped.
The UFC announced the cancellation Friday evening via Twitter, but didn’t offer a reason why the fight was pulled.
Delorme was looking to bounce back from September’s split decision defeat to Alex Caceres at UFC 165 event. “The Ultimate Fighter 14” contestant has posted a 3-1 (1 NC) mark in the big leagues.
Grant was submitted by Chris Holdsworth in the TUF 18 finals in November, costing him a six-figure UFC contract. Despite the loss, UFC president Dana White was so pleased with Grant that he decided to retain “Dangerous’” services.
O2 Arena in London, England serves as host. The entire card will be made available for viewing exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 1PM ET/10AM PT.
Here is the show’s revised agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 1PM ET/10AM PT)
Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris
Danny Mitchell vs. Igor Araujo
Brad Scott vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva
Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson
Ilir Latifi vs. Cyrille Diabiate
(UFC Fight Pass 3PM ET/12PM PT)
Gunnar Nelson vs. Omari Akhmedov
Brad Pickett vs. Neil Seery
Melvin Guillard vs. Michael Johnson
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa