Multiple late additions have been made for an already stacked UFC Fight Night 183 card to close out the year.
Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos, Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick, and Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula have joined the Dec. 19 event, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The promotion announced the additions of Robertson vs. Santos and Durden vs. Flick Saturday during the UFC on ESPN 19 broadcast.
Santos (16-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Montana De La Rosa this past weekend at UFC on ESPN 19, but after one of De La Rosa’s cornerman tested positive for COVID-19, the bout was scrapped. As a result, Santos will now face Robertson (9-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who was originally booked against Andrea Lee at UFC 256 but saw that fight canceled after Lee suffered a broken nose.
Also scrapped from the UFC on ESPN 19 card was a flyweight matchup between Durden (11-2-1 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC) and Flick (15-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) due to a non-COVID medical issue. Durden then took to Twitter to clarify that he suffered pink eye and was not cleared by the doctors to compete.
I did everything in my power to make the fight go on. I was not cleared by the UFC doctor to fight last night. I woke up in Vegas with pink eye Wednesday. Called the UFC doctors, picked up the prescription eye drops, did exactly what I was suppose to do in this situation. pic.twitter.com/YQUsvIDb2V
— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) December 6, 2020
Roberson (9-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Lungiambula (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been moved from the UFC 256 card this Saturday to Dec. 19 after Roberson tested positive for COVID-19. MMA Junkie confirmed the rebooking after Lungiambula posted the news on his social media.
With the additions, the latest UFC Fight Night 183 lineup includes:
- Geoff Neal vs. Stephen Thompson
- Greg Hardy vs. Marcin Tybura
- Rob Font vs. Marlon Moraes
- Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera
- Alex Morono vs. Anthony Pettis
- Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams
- Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima
- Antonio Arroyo vs. Deron Winn
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad
- Drako Rodriguez vs. Aiemann Zahabi
- Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett
- Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus
- Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell
- Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos
- Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick
- Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Karl Roberson