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UFC Vegas 90 Shakeup: Marvin Vettori Withdraws, Brendan Allen Searches for New Opponent

Marvin Vettori out of UFC Vegas 90 main event
Marvin Vettori

The anticipation for UFC Vegas 90 has taken a surprising turn as Marvin Vettori, slated to face Brendan Allen in the main event on April 6, has been forced to withdraw due to undisclosed reasons. This unexpected development has sent shockwaves through the MMA community, prompting the UFC to scramble for a new headlining bout at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

UFC officials officially confirmed Vettori's absence from the card, leaving Allen in limbo as he awaits news of his next opponent. In a cryptic Instagram post, Allen hinted at his readiness to face anyone ranked above him in the middleweight division, tagging notable names such as Jared Cannonier, Sean Strickland, Robert Whittaker, and Israel Adesanya.

With Allen's impressive six-fight winning streak, including notable submission victories over seasoned opponents, the middleweight standout has been vocal about seeking higher-ranked opposition and inching closer to title contention. However, with Vettori out of the picture for now, Allen's immediate future remains uncertain.

Despite Allen's eagerness to compete and his desire for a swift resolution, the reality of securing a suitable replacement on such short notice poses a significant challenge. As UFC Vegas 90 looms just three weeks away, the clock is ticking for the promotion to finalize a new main event that will satisfy both fans and fighters alike.


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