UFC Vegas 33 loses a fight from its card as Sam Alvey vs. Roman Kopylov has been scrapped

Sam Alvey won't be fighting this weekend at the UFC Vegas 33 since his opponent Roman Kopylov could not make it.

Sam Alvey UFC Vegas 33
Sam Alvey won't be fighting at UFC Vegas 33

UFC Vegas 33 has lost a bout from its main card that was scheduled for this Saturday.

In the main card of UFC Vegas 33, a middleweight clash between Sam Alvey and Roman Kopylov was scheduled. The event is going to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The Apex has been a regular spot for the promotion to host Fight Nights given how the pandemic situation has played out. UFC has confirmed this news regarding the cancelation.

Sam Alvey is an MMA veteran and has fought for a long time. He has an incredible record of 33-15-1 with one ‘No Contest’ bout in his career. He is coming from a disappointing loss against Julian Marquez at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland. The fighter has not won a fight since the June of 2018. Meanwhile, his opponent Roman is said to be a middleweight prospect from Russia who is 30 years old.

Roman Kopylov could not make it to UFC Vegas 33

Roman Kopylov UFC Vegas 33
Roman Kopylov

The veteran, Alvey went on TikTok to let his fans why he won’t be fighting this weekend. According to him, the fight has been canceled because the Russian prospect could not make it to the United States from Russia. Sam was informed by the UFC just as he was leaving for Las Vegas for his scheduled fight.

The promotion could not find the veteran another opponent due to late notice. Sam will most likely be booked for a fight in August. UFC Vegas 33 will be headlined by another middleweight fight between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland. The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Shamil Abdurakhimov and Chris Daukaus.

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