A scheduled light heavyweight contest between Jimi Manuwa and Nikita Krylov has been removed from the UFC Fight Night London bill.
Promotion officials announced on Thursday that the cancellation occurred due to a Manuwa injury. The exact nature of the British fighter’s ailment was not disclosed. UFC Fight Night takes place at the O2 Arena in London on Feb. 27 and is headlined by a middleweight showdown between Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping.
Manuwa last appeared at UFC 191 this past September, when he suffered a second-round knockout loss to Anthony Johnson. “Poster Boy” is 4-2 in the Las Vegas-based organization, with three of those triumphs coming via technical knockout.
Krylov has won three straight bouts inside of a round, besting Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Stanislav Nedkov and Cody Donovan in succession. The 23-year-old Ukrainian has finished all 19 of his professional victories inside the distance.