Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak OFF, UFC Appoints New Main Event

Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak OFF, UFC Appoints New Main Event

By Abdullah Ouazri
Saturday, November 19th 2022, 8:54PM, 20 days ago

Per the UFC broadcast, Derrick Lewis has unfortunately been pulled from his main event spot vs. Sergey Spivak tonight and the fight is off. It was revealed that he was hospitalized this morning and withdrew due to illness. We wish the best to him and his team who counted on him.

The co-main event between Ion Cutelaba and Kennedy Nzechukwu has been bumped up to the headliner spot and will remain a 3-round fight. The card now looks like this:

MAIN CARD (START TIME 4:00 PM EST on ESPN+)

Light Heavyweight: Kennedy Nzechukwu (205) vs Ion Cutelaba (206) - (Main Event)

Heavyweight: Chase Sherman (256) vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta (259) - (Co-main event)

Welterweight: Andre Fialho (170.5) vs Muslim Salikhov (170)

Welterweight: Jack Della Maddalena (170) vs Danny Roberts (170)

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PRELIMINARY CARD (START TIME 1:00 PM EST on ESPN+)

Flyweight: Charles Johnson (125.5) vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov (126)

Flyweight: Jennifer Maia (125) vs Maryna Moroz (124.5)

Bantamweight: Vince Morales (136) vs Miles Johns (136)

Bantamweight: Ricky Turcios (136) vs Kevin Natividad (135.5)

Strawweight: Vanessa Demopoulos (116) vs Maria Oliveira (115.5)

Bantamweight: Brady Hiestand (135) vs Fernie Garcia (136)

Flyweight: Natalia Silva (125) vs Tereza Bleda (125.5)

ALL OTHER FIGHTS WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED

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