Junior dos Antos got hospitalized and is out of UFC Moscow event, which is in exactly 18 days. He was the headliner of the event vs Alexander Volkov.
Sources say, UFC is seeking someone to replace him, and not to throw out an event.
Dos Antos’s situation cleared up only today, and there are only few fighters who would agree to fight Volkov without a camp. One of them is Francis Ngannou who desperately was trying to get a fight this year.
UFC Moscow in 18 days? 🤔
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) October 22, 2019
In Ngannou’s latest tweets and interviews, he said that he was left behind by the UFC.
In an interview with MMAJunkie, he complained that everyone is booked and he was desperately trying to get a fight.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 22, 2019
There is nothing official yet but Volkov vs Ngannou would be the awesome headliner for UFC Moscow, maybe even better than with Dos Antos.