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A scramble, and a fight: Iaquinta to face Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

07 April 2018, 09:57 | Kristopher Drake

UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta Results

A scramble, and a fight: Iaquinta to face Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

With late replacement Max Holloway pulled from weighing in ahead of a proposed lightweight title fight, Al Iaquinta has signed on to fight Nurmagomedov in a five-round fight.

Holloway was deemed medically unfit to fight due to the extreme weight cut required for the short turnaround after he accepted the bout against Nurmagomedov on Sunday following an injury to Ferguson.

That means Holloway's fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC's lightweight championship is off the card. Nurmagomedov is eligible to win the undisputed title; Iaquinta is not because he did not weigh in at 155 pounds (he came in at 155.2) on Friday morning. Anthony Pettis became the top candidate to replace Holloway, but that fell through because of a money dispute with the UFC.

UFC just officially announced Khabib vs Iaquinta tomorrow night and all the stips for the belt. Pettis weighed in at 155.2 pounds Friday and reportedly would be given two hours to shed the two-tenths of a pound needed to make weight.

In the co-main event, in a rematch for the women's strawweight championship, Rose Namajunas defends against former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk. If Pettis is indeed Nurmagomedov's opponent, Helwani says it would be a three-round bout.

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Gold edged up on the news, trading $10 higher than in the previous session at $1,347 per ounce. -China trade spat are clearer. China expresses " strong dissatisfaction " over the decision, adding that it "aggravates the global trade environment".

With this fight being cancelled, McGregor is still technically the lightweight champion. Since Romero and Pettis both missed weight in their title fights they were not able to win the title.

Artem Lobov, a close friend of McGregor's, was pulled from the card for his involvement.

Confusing matters even more, Holloway was an eleventh-hour injury replacement for Tony Ferguson.

Information from ESPN's Brett Okamoto was used in this report. Then, when it was time for Holloway to show up, there was no sign of him.

But Nurmagomedov vs. Felder immediately hit a snag as the NYSAC would not allow an unranked fighter to fight for a world title against one of the best in the division.



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