BREAKING: Ion Cutelaba out of UFC 252

Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankaleav were due to meet this Saturday at UFC 252. This is a fight that has plenty of history, and plenty of heat. We broke it down in the UFC 252 Preview earlier in the week. 

However, late Tuesday, the manager of Cutelaba, Tiago Okamura confirmed that the Moldovan was tested prior to leaving for fight week, and that test came back positive. Cutelaba has since withdrawn from the card and is in quarantine. 

At this time it is uncertain as to whether the UFC will search for a replacement opponent for Ankaleav. We wish Ion Cutelaba a full and speedy recovery. 

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Harry Powell

Harry Powell

My name is Harry Powell. I have been following MMA now for over 8 years, and been training in some form of Martial Art almost my entire life. Since moving to London I have settled on BJJ, predominantly No-Gi, and have been training for around 3.5 years at the time of writing.