It’s UFC Fight Night 226 fight week, and the promotion is seeking two last-minute replacements.
Almeida (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) announced Monday on Instagram his withdrawal from his bout vs. France’s William Gomis (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC), which was scheduled to be one of six main-card bouts. The announcement came one day after Gafurov (18-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) withdrew from his bout against France’s Taylor Lapilus (18-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) due to visa issues, according to multiple French news outlets, including La Sueur.
The promotion is currently seeking replacements to keep the two Frenchmen on the card, although it is unclear at this time what the options are just six days away.
With the changes, below is the UFC Fight Night 226 lineup:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET)
Ciryl Gane vs. Serghei Spivac
Manon Fiorot vs. Rose Namajunas
Thiago Moises vs. Benoit Saint-Denis
Bogdan Guskov vs. Volkan Oezdemir
William Gomis vs. TBA
Yanis Ghemmouri vs. Caolan Loughran
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, noon ET)
Morgan Charriere vs. Manolo Zecchini
Taylor Lapilus vs. TBA
Jacqueline Cavalcanti vs. Zarah Fairn
Nora Cornolle vs. Joselyne Edwards
Ange Loosa vs. Rhys McKee
Farid Basharat vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 226.