19 Apr - 
Devin Clark says Ivan Shtyrkov out of UFC on ESPN+ 7, fight canceled

UFC on ESPN+ 7 is apparently has lost a fight at the last minute.

On Friday, Devin Clark took to Instagram to announce that opponent Ivan Shtyrkov was hopitalized and forced to withdraw from their scheduled light heavyweight bout, which was set for the main card of Saturday’s event at Yubileyniy Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“Hey, everyone. I just wanted to thank you all for your love and support, but unfortunately my fight here in Russia has been canceled,” Clark said in a video addressing his followers. “My opponent, he got sick. He’s in the hospital now. So unfortunately no fight tomorrow. Thank you so much, everybody, for the love and support. It means a lot, and hopefully I’ll get rescheduled soon and onto the next one.”

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The ups and downs of the fight game.

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Both Clark and Shtyrkov made weight earlier Friday at 204.5 and 206 pounds, respectively. Clark (9-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses in his last three fights and was hoping to rebound from a TKO loss to Aleksandar Rakic in December at UFC 231. Unbeaten Shtyrkov (15-0-1) was set to make his UFC debut.

It’s not known how the lineup will proceed at the time of this writing.

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