A light showdown between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose scheduled to co-chair the UFC at ESPN 22 should fall another day.
At the top of Saturday’s show, the offer announced that the match had been canceled due to Klose suffering an unknown injury. As a result, the UFC at ESPN 22 will advance by 10 seasons, and Andrei Arlovski vs. Chase Sherman will serve as the new co-main event.
Shortly afterwards, Klose released a statement revealing that he felt his hand numb and his throat tighten after being pushed by Stephens during the weigh-in violation on Friday. On Saturday, he was prevented from migraines and vomiting, so UFC medical staff chose to remove Klose from the event.
– Drakkar Klose (@drakkarklose)
April 17, 2021
According to the UFC, Klose v. Stephens will be re-booked as soon as possible.
Klose last appeared at UFC 248, where he had a winning streak of three fights broken in a second-round knockout loss to Beneil Dariush in March 2020. Fight Ready’s representative is 5-2 during his term. at the Octagon.
Stephens, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their last five UFC appearances. Most recently, “Lil Heathen” was knocked out by Calvin Kattar at UFC 249 in May 2020.