The UFC delivered some not so delightful news Thursday about “The Turkish Delight.” An undisclosed injury has forced flyweight Alptekin Ozkilic out of his UFC Fight Night 39 scrap with Dustin Ortiz.
With just eight days remaining until the curtain is drawn on their tango, the UFC has decided to save Ortiz for another day instead of locating a last-second substitute for April 11.
The card now moves on with nine bouts, with a heavyweight shootout between Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira serving as the night’s featured attraction.
The event takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight Pass will stream the entire card live beginning at 12AM ET/9AM PT.
Here is the show’s revised agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 12AM ET/9AM PT)
Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer
Andrew Craig vs. Chris Camozzi
Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith
Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford
Jared Rosholt vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
(UFC Fight Pass 2PM ET/11AM PT)
Ramsey Nijem vs. Beneil Dariush
John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare
Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira