Ciryl Gane vs. Ante Delija off Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 38 card
Ciryl Gane’s return to the octagon will have to wait even longer.
The co-main event fight between Gane (6-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and newcomer Ante Delija (17-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is off Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 card.
MMA Junkie confirmed the news with UFC officials following an initial report from French outlet LaSueur.com. While an exact reason for the withdrawal wasn’t given to MMA Junkie, LaSeuer.com cited contractual problems from Delija’s side, seemingly related to his previous deal with the PFL.
An official announcement is expected shortly.
Gane has had numerous fights fall through dating back to April, bouncing from bouts with Shamil Abdurakhimov, Sergey Pavlovich then back to Abdurakhimov, before he eventually landed Delija. That’s four straight matchups canceled for the French prospect.
Of his six professional fights, Gane has finished five of them. His lone decision win came in his past outing in December 2019 against Tanner Boser at UFC on ESPN+ 23.
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