Derrick Lewis Pulled From UFC Vegas 65 Main Event Just Moments Before Main Card

UFC Vegas 65 has lost its main event just minutes before the event's main card was scheduled to go on the air.

During the ESPN+ broadcast of UFC Vegas 65's prelims, it was announced that Derrick Lewis has came down with a non-Covid, non-weight cutting illness, which has caused tonight's main event bout between he and fellow top-15 heavyweight contender, Serghei Spivac to be called off.

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No other information was provided on Lewis' condition or the potential rebooking of tonight's original main event.

UFC Vegas 65's originally scheduled co-main event between Kennedy Nzechuwku and Ion Cutelaba has been elevated to the main event but will remain a three-round bout.

The UFC released a statement officially announcing the changes to the UFC Vegas 65 card:

"Due to illness, Derrick Lewis has been removed from his heavyweight bout with Serghei Spivac. As a result, this bout has been removed from today’s card.

The new main event will be a three round bout between Kennedy Nzechukwu and Ion Cutelaba."

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Fightful will provide any updates on the condition of Derrick Lewis as well as any other information on Lewis, Serghei Spivac, or the potential rebooking of tonight's originally scheduled main event as they become available.

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