MMA Play 365 first reported the news, but a reason for Patrick’s withdrawal wasn’t revealed at this time.
Diakiese (14-3-0) comes into the contest riding a two fight winning streak, picking up wins over Joseph Duffy and Lando Vannata. Diakiese has suffered three losses as a professional MMA fighter and all of them came in UFC competition. Diakiese has picked up fourteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and half of them came by way of decision.
Fiziev (7-1-0) has won just one of two under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Alex White at UFC Fight Night Singapore. Fiziev has suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came to Magomed Mustafaev at UFC Fight Night St. Petersburg. Fiziev has competed eight times as a professional MMA fighter and just one of those bouts went the distance.
The recently announced UFC card takes place on Saturday, July 18 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be announced.