Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Makhmud Muradov Removed from UFC Brasilia Card

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 13, 2020

A proposed middleweight clash between Antonio Carlos Jr. and Makhmud Muradov slated for UFC Brasilia has been canceled.

Muradov announced the news on his Instagram account, and later reported that Carlos Jr. had withdrawn from the contest due to injury. Muradov had originally stepped in as a replacement for the injured Brad Tavares.

UFC Brasilia takes place at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium and features a light heavyweight tilt between Johnny Walker and Nikita Krylov. An official headliner has not been announced for the event.

Carlos Jr. went 0-2 in 2019, losing to Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 152 before dropping a split verdict to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 158. Uzbekistan’s Muradov is on a 13-bout winning streak and has kicked off his promotional tenure with triumphs over Alessio Di Chirico and Trevor Smith.

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Ассаламу Алейкум Добрый день! К сожалению мой следующий бой 14 марта отменён. Мой соперник получил травму, желаю ему скорейшего выздоровления, надеюсь в будущем мы ещё встретимся в октагоне Моя команда ведёт переговоры по поводу следующего боя, где и когда будет следующий бой скоро сообщим Ин Ша Аллах Всем вам большое спасибо за вашу поддержку все по воле Всевышнего Альхамдулиллах —————————————————————Ahoj Všem moc mě to mrzí, ale mám pro vás špatnou zprávu. Zápas v Brazílii který se měl konat 14.3. Se bohužel neuskuteční můj soupeř Carlos Jr se zranil i to k tomuhle sportu patří a já bych mu rád popřál brzké uzdravení. Snad se ještě někdy utkáme. Nebudu součástí turnaje v Brazílii ale to nevadi my jedeme dál a mákáme. Stále jednáme s UFC jakmile budu vědět o dalším zápase určitě vám dám vědět. Děkuji za vaší podporu. ————————————————————-Hi everybody, I am so sorry, but I have some bad news for you. My announced match, in Brazil, against Carlos Jr. is not gonna happen. My opponent was injured and isn’t able to take part in this bount. This, as many other miserable things, simply belong to this sport and I would only like to wish him an early recovery. Hopefully, we will fight, against each other, sometime in the future! Per conseqences, I won’t be part of the tournament in Brazil, but it doesn’t matter, we go on and continue to work even harder. We are negotiating with the UFC, and as soon as I’ll know something new, about my next fight I’ll definitely let you know. Thank you for your support! —————————————————————— #muradov #alhamdulillah #tmt #ufc

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