The match Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards was canceled for the second time, what is the reason?

By | December 30, 2020

The reason why the match between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards was canceled for the second time is the question of many viewers who are interested in this match.

Information about the confrontation Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards, the match scheduled to lead UFC Fight Night 185 on January 21 was canceled circulating on the MMA news sites.

According to sources close to the site, Russia Today is the first side to confirm this incident. Accordingly, Khamzat Chimaev – a boxer nicknamed “Gray Wolf”, UFC’s No. 1 emerging star will not stand with British rival Leon Edwards – who is ranked 3rd in the Welterweight weight category.

Although the two sides of the boxers did not specify the cause, the audience somewhat envisioned two reasons that this awaited match was canceled: the new COVID-19 virus strain was spreading in England – Leon’s home country. Edwards and unexplained retreat from Khamzat Chimaev.

Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards once again missed the meeting date.

According to some sources from the Swedish news site, said Khamzat Chimaev is the one who actively withdraws from the upcoming match. The reason is still not given by the original Chechen puncher.

An emerging star like Khamzat Chimaev – who is actively promoted by UFC with a top boxer like Leon Edwards is attracting a lot of attention from MMA fans.

Most hope, a test as heavyweight as Edwards can prove, chairman Dana White’s choice to put Chimaev on the ranks so early is reasonable or not?

Since mid-December, the UK detected a number of new strains of COVID-19 virus with a faster spread rate and appeared in some European countries. Not long after that, a number of countries issued an order to stop all flights with passengers coming from the UK, up to now, a total of 40 countries have declared not to accept travel schedules from the island nation. blind.

The UAE (United Arab Emirates) – where the “Fight Island” is scheduled to take place between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards, is one of the few countries that still maintain Schedule from UK until the last week of December.

However, aviation experts believe that the ban will soon be introduced, directly affecting commercial activities, which is also the reason why fans are skeptical about the possibility that Leon Edwards may appear “Duel Island” on time.