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UFC Vegas 62 loses Brandon Royval vs. Askar Askarov after Askarov fails to make weight

On Saturday, Brandon Royval no longer faces Askar Askarov at UFC Vegas 62.

Royval said on Friday that his bout with Askarov had been called off after learning that his opponent wouldn't be able to make weight.

“Woke up at 127…before I started the weight cut, I heard my opponents not going to make weight,” wrote Royval on Twitter. “They turned down a catchweight, so it looks like the fight is off. Heartbroken but thank you [Tyler Minton Nutrition] for another easy weight cut. We stay professional on our end.”

Askarov has not yet addressed such allegations.

Royval wanted to make it three wins in a row. With back-to-back victories over Rogério Bontorin and Matt Schnell at UFC Vegas 46 and UFC 274, respectively, "Raw Dawg" got back on the winning side of the ledger earlier this year.

Askarov suffered his first professional defeat in his most recent Octagon match. The "Bullet" was defeated by Kai Kara-France by unanimous decision at UFC Columbus in March.

The main event of UFC Vegas 62 will feature a flyweight match between Viviane Arajo and Alexa Grasso. With Royval vs. Askarov postponed, there will now be 11 fights in the event.

If Royval vs. Askarov is postponed, it is not yet known when.


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