Derrick Lewis vs Serghei Spivac main event cancelled at UFC Vegas 65

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, November 19, 2022, for UFC Vegas 65, going down live from the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada. Click here for UFC Vegas 65 results.

Headlining the event was intended to be a pair of heavyweight contenders in no. 7 ranked Derrick Lewis (26-10) and no. 12 ranked Serghei Spivac (15-3).

Lewis was headed into the bout on a two-fight losing skid, falling victim to Tai Tuivasa and Sergei Pavlovich in his latest two appearances, both via knockout, while Spivac was coming in on a two fight win streak, having defeated the likes of Greg Hardy and Augusto Sakai in his most recent outings, both via knockout.

This main event showcase has been cancelled however for undisclosed, non Covid-19 medical reasons.

Our new main event of the evening is now our scheduled co-main event between Ion Cutelaba (16-8-1) and Kennedy Nzechukwu (10-3), and it is still to be a three round affair.

This is very unfortunate for us fight fans, as well as both Lewis and Spivac.

Lewis was ready to snap his two-fight losing skid with a victory tonight, and Spivac was aiming to move into the top 10 of the heavyweight division with the biggest win of his career today at UFC Vegas 65.

One could only hope these two get paired up together for a second time at a later date, because this was a very intriguing match up we were so close to seeing go down.

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Brady Ordway
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