It seems like not a day can pass without ending the war, and today is no exception.
Ariel Xelvani the veteran reported being overweight Alexei Oleynik has ruled out a major card match with Greg Hardy in the UFC 270 tournament. Oleynik will be replaced by Sergei Spivac, who simply beat him.
Hardy (7-4, 1 NC) is losing his last fight of the UFC contract in two fights. In the UFC 264 bout in July, he suffered a brutal knockout against former NFL quarterback Tai Tuivasa, who was embarrassed. Prior to this defeat, veteran Marsin Tybura was technically knocked out in the second round. His last win was a technical knockout of Maurice Green in the second round in October 2020.
Spivak (13-3) began his UFC career in 2019 with a one-time technical knockout loss to Walt Harris, but he recovered from a disastrous start and won four of his next five fights, including Tai Tuivasa and the aforementioned. decided Oleynik. In his most recent fight, Spivac was quickly stopped by contender Tom Aspinall, who rose last September.
UFC 270 will take place on January 22 in Anaheim, California. The title of the card (hopefully many fights will be canceled) is a heavyweight championship fight between champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Cyril Gane. In the main event, the new men’s lightweight champion, Brandon Moreno, will see his first defense in a trilogy encounter with his dethroned Davson Figueredo.