The UFC’s debut in Saudi Arabia has taken a critical hit with Khamzat Chimaev out of the main event against Robert Whittaker . Chimaev (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from the UFC on ABC 6 middleweight headliner against Whittaker (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) on June 22 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, due to being “violently ill.” Replacing Chimaev in the top-billed matchup will be one of his former opponents in Ikram Aliskerov (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who has been pulled from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 58 co-main event matchup with Antonio Trocoli and will face Whittaker instead. UFC CEO Dana White announced the chance in a social media video on Thursday.


Khamzat Chimaev out; Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov set as new UFC on ABC 6 headliner – MMA Junkie

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