Ilir Latifi was set to face Antonio “Lil’ Nog” Rogerio Nogueira in a battle of top light heavyweights at UFC Fight Night 112.
However, that fight will not be taking place any longer according to Latifi, who made the following statement on his Twitter.
Very sad to here that Lil nog is injured and has to cancel the fight, you are a great fighter and I wish you a fast recovery!— Ilir Latifi (@Latifimma) May 17, 2017
It should be noted that neither Nogueira or a UFC official has confirmed the news. If true, it makes the sixth UFC fight Nogueira has withdrawn from.
If the news is true, then Latifi has an opponent in mind to replace Nogueira, the fighter revealed that opponent on Twitter.
So my thoughts are that if Corey Anderson is ready to take the fight it would be a great show for the fans, let's do this!— Ilir Latifi (@Latifimma) May 17, 2017
UFC Fight Night 112 takes place on Sunday, June 25 from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.