The upcoming UFC Fight Night event on February 18 has lost a scheduled matchup.
It is unclear how long Brahimaj (10-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will be sidelined with the neck injury, but he is unable to compete on Feb. 18.
Brahimaj was set to fight for the first time since last year. In February 2022, he submitted Michael Gillmore in the first round at UFC Fight Night 202. Brahimaj also holds a first-round stoppage over Sasha Palatnikov, which came in August 2021.
According to Harris (17-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC), the promotion looked for a replacement opponent, but nothing materialized. As a result, he will be removed from the event. Harris’ last appearance was also last February, a knockout loss to Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC Fight Night 200. Prior to that setback, he picked up stoppages over Impa Kasanganay and Christian Aguilera.
With the removal, the UFC Fight Night 219 lineup includes:
Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen
Erin Blanchfield vs. Taila Santos
Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Zac Pauga vs. Jordan Wright
Gabriel Benitez vs. Jim Miller
William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio
Evan Elder vs. Nazim Sadykhov
Benoit Saint-Denis vs. Joe Solecki
Clayton Carpenter vs. Juancamilo Ronderos
Abus Magomedov vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Lina Lansberg
A.J. Fletcher vs. Themba Takura Gorimbo
Josh Parisian vs. Jamal Pogues
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