With Eryk Anders out, Roman Dolidze vs. Kyle Daukaus targeted for UFC Fight Night 197

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A middleweight round-robin is unfolding on the UFC Fight Night 197 lineup.

With Eryk Anders out, Roman Dolidze is now expected to face Kyle Daukaus, whose previously-scheduled opponent, Kevin Holland, recently withdrew from the Nov. 13 card due to injury. Contracts are not yet signed but verbal agreements are in place and the bout is expected to be finalized in the coming days.

Two people with knowledge of the change informed MMA Junkie of the newly-targeted booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

UFC Fight Night 197 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The entire card streams on ESPN+.

Georgia’s Dolidze (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is 1-1 since he dropped to middleweight in March. Since his UFC debut in July 2020, Dolidze has picked up wins over Khadis Ibragimov, John Allan, and most recently Laureano Staropoli.

Daukaus (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) most recently competed in October when his fight vs. Kevin Holland was declared a no contest. Although Daukaus tapped Holland midway through Round 1, the finish was deemed to have directly stemmed from a fight-changing, incidental clash of heads.

With the change, the UFC Fight Night 197 lineup includes:

  • Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez

  • Jessica Eye vs. Andrea Lee

  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell

  • Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux

  • Tucker Lutz vs. Lando Vannata

  • Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer

  • Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson

  • Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques

  • Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong

  • Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises

  • Kyle Daukaus vs. Roman Dolidze

  • Miguel Baeza vs. Khaos Williams

  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Da Un Jung

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