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Amir Albazi is OUT of the main event against Brandon Moreno

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Amir Albazi is a top ranked flyweight contender. Photo via Instagram (@amiralbazi)

Rising flyweight star Amir Albazi is out of his fight against former two-time champion Brandon Moreno. The bout was expected to take place on February 24 at Arena CDMX, in Mexico City, but Albazi had to pull out of the fight due to an injury.

Read his statement below.

“Im out of the fight against moreno 24th of february. I have been dealing with a serious neck injury the past weeks. After some scans the UFC doctors decided to pull me out of the fight immediately. I want to apologize to the fans and the UFC. I will be back inshallah,” Albazi wrote on X.

Former title challenger Brandon Royval will step in to face Moreno in the new main event.

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UFC Mexico City without Amir Albazi

Check out the updated lineup below!

  • Flyweight bout: Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval
  • Featherweight bout: Yair Rodríguez vs. Brian Ortega
  • Bantamweight bout: Cristian Quiñonez vs. Raoni Barcelos
  • Lightweight bout: Daniel Zellhuber vs. Francisco Prado
  • Lightweight bout: Manuel Torres vs. Chris Duncan
  • Bantamweight bout: Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios
  • Flyweight bout: Luis Rodriguez vs. Denys Bondar
  • Flyweight bout: Jesús Santos Aguilar vs. Mateus Mendonça
  • Women’s strawweight bout: Yazmin Jauregui vs. Sam Hughes
  • Flyweight bout: Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda
  • Flyweight bout: Victor Altamirano vs. Felipe dos Santos

Read more: Report: Rose Namajunas to return against tough Brazilian flyweight

Read more: Official Swedish MMA Rankings – Women’s straw-, fly-, and bantamweight


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