Grant Dawson (14-1-0 ММА | 2-0-0 UFC) vs Chas Skelly (18-4-0 ММА | 7-4-0 UFC) pulled from UFC 246. Just 4 days from the event Dawson has been forced to withdraw from the fight. The fighter did not give any reason for the withdrawal, but issued the following statement on his official Intagram account about not being able to compete at the event on January 18:
“I’m heartbroken to report I won’t be fighting this weekend at UFC 246 due to circumstances out of my control. I’d like to apologize to everyone who was looking forward to this fight. We are working with the UFC to get my bout rescheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time, and I hope to have fight news very soon”, wrote Nebraska-born fighter.
It’s unknown at this time whether the UFC will postpone the fight to another date.
UPDATE (January 16, 2020):
“According to the NSAC monthly meeting agenda I just received, it appears Grant Dawson was pulled from his UFC 246 bout vs. Chas Skelly due to a out-of-competition USADA-related issue.
He’ll go before the commission on Wednesday (1/22),” MMA Junkie’s Nolan King wrote on Twitter.
It was supposed to be Grant Dawson’s first appearance since a second-round submission win over Michael Trizano at UFC Fight Night 152 – Dos Anjos vs. Lee in May 2019. The 25-year-old is currently on a 5-fight winning streak.
After 4 months of being out of action after a third-round unanimous decision win over Jordan Griffin at UFC Fight Night 158 – Cowboy vs. Gaethje, Chas Skelly was going to build on his 2-fight winning streak.
UFC 246 is set to take place on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The event will be headlined by a welterweight showdown between former two-division champion Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone.
The following is the current line-up for UFC 246:
|Conor McGregor||Vs||Donald Cerrone|
|Holly Holm||Vs||Raquel Pennington|
|Alexey Oleynik||Vs||Maurice Greene|
|Claudia Gadelha||Vs||Alexa Grasso|
|Anthony Pettis||Vs||Carlos Diego Ferreira|
|Roxanne Modafferi||Vs||Maycee Barber|
|Andre Fili||Vs||Sodiq Yusuff|
|Tim Elliott||Vs||Askar Askarov|
|Drew Dober||Vs||Nasrat Haqparast|
|Aleksa Camur||Vs||Justin Ledet|
|Brian Kelleher||Vs||Ode Osbourne|
|Sabina Mazo||Vs||J.J. Aldrich|
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