Hopefully Alexander Hernandez is happy with the change of the UFC 271 lineup.
There have been a few weight misses on the weigh-ins on Friday, certainly one of which resulted in an outright combat cancellation. The oft-cancelled flyweight bout between former title challenger Alex Perez and Matt Schnell is once again off after Perez missed weight, and Schnell didn’t settle for a catchweight.
Mild heavyweight William Knight missed the restrict by a ridiculous 12 lbs, but it surely’s gentle heavyweight so his combat with Maxim Grishin is simply going to proceed as a heavyweight bout. Nevertheless, its spot on the televised preliminary card is not any extra, and Knight vs. Grishin is now the opening prelim.
As for Perez vs. Schnell, that was speculated to be on the ESPN prelims, however now Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant will get bumped to the TV portion of the cardboard, and Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo is booted from the pay-per-view and all the way down to the preliminary card. That leaves Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano with the leap from the early prelims to the principle card. Hernandez, it’s possible you’ll recall, was not pleased with the initial placement of his matchup.
Right here’s the brand new bout order:
Principal Card (10 PM ET, ESPN+ PPV)
Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker
Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa
Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson
Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano
Bobby Inexperienced vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill
Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo
Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant
Preliminary Card (6 PM ET, ESPN+)
Leomana Martinez vs. Ronnie Lawrence
A.J. Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Andrey Morozov
Jeremiah Wells vs. Mike Mathetha
William Knight vs. Maxim Grishin