Dricus Du Plessis out of UFC Vegas 22, Roman Dolidze steps in to fight Trevin Giles

Dricus Du Plessis out of UFC Vegas 22, Roman Dolidze steps in to fight Trevin Giles

Trevin Giles has a new opponent on March 20.

Multiple people with knowledge of the rebooking told MMA Fighting that Giles (13-2) will now fight Roman Dolidze (8-0) in a middleweight bout at UFC Vegas 22 following the withdrawal of initially Giles’ scheduled opponent, Dricus Du Plessis. The news was first reported by Sherdog.

Du Plessis, a former KSW middleweight champion who hails from South Africa, was removed from the booking due to visa issues.

Giles is currently on a two-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Bevon Lewis by first-round TKO in November. He holds a 4-2 record in his UFC career thus far.

The unbeaten Dolidze has seen his hand raised in both of his UFC appearances after debuting with the promotion in 2020. Dolidze scored a first-round TKO of Khadis Ibragimov in July and closed out the year with a split decision win over John Allan in December.

UFC Vegas 22 takes place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and is headlined by a middleweight contenders’ bout between Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland.

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