NOV 14 SAT
UFC Fight Night
Lightweight / Main fight
Paul Felder – 17 – 6 – 0
Rafael Dos Anjos – 30 – 13 – 0 ✅
Judge’s decision – P5 05:00
UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos, also known as UFC Fight Night, is a scheduled mixed martial arts tournament hosted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is expected to take place on November 14, 2020 at the UFC APEX Sports Complex in Las Vegas. Nevada, USA.
Initially, a lightweight fight between top Russian 6-wins streak Islam Makhachev (# 11 ranked) and former UFC lightweight champion Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos (# 12 welterweight) was scheduled as the tournament’s highlight event. ). This fight was previously scheduled on the UFC 254 card. However, on October 8, it became known that Dos Anjos passed a positive test for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from the battle. Due to the fact that the promotion could not find a replacement for Makhachev for the fight at UFC 254, it was decided to postpone the fight to November 14, making it the main event for UFC Fight Night 183.
On November 8, it became known that Makhachev was forced to withdraw from the first title event of his UFC career due to an undisclosed injury, and the UFC is looking for a new rival for Dos Anjos to lead the tournament.
On November 9, it turned out that the reason for Makhachev‘s withdrawal from the tournament was an infection that developed in the fighter against the background of weight loss, and that this was the same staphylococcal infection, due to which Umar Nurmagomedov had not previously been able to debut. at UFC 254. On the same day, organizers announced that Makhachev would be replaced by Paul Felder (No. 7 in the lightweight rankings) and thus the fight between Felder and Dos Anjos will become the hallmark of the tournament. At the same time, despite the short period of time, the fight will be held in light weight and will be a full-fledged five-round fight.