UFC Vegas 14: Paul Felder to Replace Islam Makhachev2 min read
While people were seeking a bit of comfort in sport from the Covid-19 pandemic, injuries to the athletes are hitting the fans’ excitement. Ultimate Fighting Championship had to stop their activities for a small period and then they managed to hold some events in the United Arab Emirates.
Now, when the fights were getting back home in UFC Vegas 14. Its main card may face some changes as Islam Makhachev has been pulled out of the bout. Nobody knows why Islam withdrew from the fight which was rescheduled before UFC 254. The fight had to take place at UFC 254 in the previous month but Rafael dos Anjos was tested positive for covid-19 and management had to reschedule the fight.
Now, when Islam has pulled himself out because of unclear reasons, UFC found in Paul Felder the replacement. Initially, it seems that dos Anjos wanted Mike Chandler to compete against him. Rafael Dos Anjos tweeted, “I wish @MakhachevMMA a speedy recovery. Looking for a new partner to dance. Looks like @MikeChandlerMMA is ready to go. You move!”.
However, after picking up Paul Felder as Islam Makhachev replacement, Dos Anjos thanked Felder on Twitter for “take the fight and save the show”.