01 Jan Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins fight at UFC Vegas 21 postponed
UFC Vegas 21 has lost its lone heavyweight bout.
MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the situation that the Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins fight has been removed from Saturday’s card, following an initial report by Fightful.
According to sources, an injury caused the fight to be delayed but the matchup is expected to be rescheduled for a later date.
Both fighters were looking to rebound from recent losses. Rothwell (38-13) saw a two-fight win streak snapped in October when he dropped a unanimous decision to Marcin Tybura. On the other side, 2018 PFL champion Lins (14-5) seeks his first UFC victory. The Brazilian joined the promotion last year and lost both of his 2020 fights against Tanner Boser and Andrei Arlovski.
UFC Vegas 21 proceeds with 12 scheduled bouts. See the updated lineup below (bout order to be determined):
Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann
Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder
Manel Kape vs. Matheus Nicolau
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich
Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez
Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo
Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee contributed to this report.