One half of the UFC Fight Night 210 co-main event is out.
Giga Chikadze has withdrawn from his Sept. 17 bout vs. Sodiq Yusuff scheduled for the UFC Apex in Las Vegas for undisclosed reasons. The promotion has not designated a replacement yet, but continues to actively seek one.
Multiple people with knowledge of the change recently informed MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Chikadze (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) comes off a unanimous decision loss to Calvin Kattar in January. The defeat snapped an unbeaten UFC run that included victories over Edson Barboza and Cub Swanson among others.
Yusuff (12-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) most recently competed in March when he snapped a two-fight skid with a unanimous decision victory over Alex Caceres. Other key victories in the promotion include Andre Fili and Gabriel Benitez.
With the change, the UFC Fight Night 210 lineup includes:
Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong
Sodiq Yusuff vs. TBA
Bill Algeo vs. Andre Fili
Chidi Njokuani vs. Gregory Rodrigues
Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann
Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber
Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp
Louis Cosce vs. Trevin Giles
Damon Jackson vs. Pat Sabatini
Denise Gomes vs. Loma Lookboonmee
Mariya Agapova vs. Gillian Robertson
Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Anthony Hernandez
Alen Amedovski vs. Joe Pyfer
Javid Basharat vs. Tony Gravely