The UFC is in quest of a brand new predominant occasion on April 17 after Paulo Costa has reportedly withdrawn from his matchup against Robert Whittaker. The information of Costa’s withdraw was first reported by Ag. Fight, and later confirmed by MMA Fighting. In response to the report, Costa must withdraw due to what’s being labeled a extreme case of the flu, which is holding him again from getting within the coaching essential to tackle the previous champion, Whittaker.
Within the report from MMA Combating it was stated that one choice the UFC has is to maneuver the primary occasion struggle to both Could 1 or Could 8, and that might put them in a totally new seek for the primary occasion on April 17. The struggle would have been Costa’s first struggle since he misplaced to middleweight champion Israel Adesanya again at UFC 253 final September.