A heavyweight clash between Anthony Hamilton and Adam Wieczorek scheduled for UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday has been moved to another fight card next month.
According to a statement released by the UFC on Friday night, Hamilton vs. Wieczorek will take place at UFC Night Night 121 in Sydney on Nov. 18 instead. A reason for the change was not given. As a result, UFC Fight Night 118 will proceed with 11 bouts. The entire card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Both Hamilton (256 pounds) and Wieczorek (233) hit their marks at early-weigh ins on Friday. However, neither man was present at ceremonial weigh-ins. According to a report from MMAjunkie.com, they were absent from the Ergo Arena due to security concerns because a group of rowdy soccer fans known as “ultras” showed up before the ceremony. Wieczorek is a supporter of a rival Polish soccer team that differs from the group that showed up at the arena, according to the report.
UFC Fight Night 121 takes place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Fabricio Werdum and Marcin Tybura.