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Al Iaquinta pulls out of UFC 218: Charles Oliveira In

One of the most exciting fights of UFC 218 will not be happening.

According to Ariel Helwani, the bout was canceled due to Iaquinta getting injured. Iaquinta (13-3-1) was on a 5 fight winning streak with 4 knockout finishes over Joe Lauzon, Diego Sanchez, Ross Pearson and Rodrigo Damm as well as earning a split decision against number 6 ranked Welterweight Jorge Masvidal.

In the meantime, Paul Felder (14-3) will be looking for his third consecutive after two first-round knockouts against Alessandro Ricci and Steven Ray. Charles Oliveira is rumored to replace Iaquinta although the fight has yet to be finalized.

UFC 218 will take place on the 2nd of December at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. The card will feature a Featherweight bout in which Max Holloway will be making his first title defense against former Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

UPDATED: It is being reported that Charles Oliviera will replace Iaquinta and face Paul Felder at UFC 218.


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