Kutateladze (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was booked to face Thiago Moises (16-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) on Jan. 21 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, but has pulled out for undisclosed reasons. It is unknown whether Moises will remain on the card.
A person with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the news to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. Ag Fight was first to report the news.
Kutateladze has split his first two octagon appearances. After edging out Mateusz Gamrot in his UFC debut in October 2020, the All-Stars Training Center fighter lost a hard-fought split decision to Damir Ismagulov at UFC on ESPN 37 in June.
Winner of four of his past six, Moises snapped a two-fight losing skid by submitting Christos Giagos in the first round at UFC on ESPN 38 in June. The finish earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus.
The current UFC 283 lineup includes:
Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill – for vacant light heavyweight title
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – for flyweight title
Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
Ihor Potieria vs. Mauricio Rua
Jessica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy
Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares
Thiago Moises vs. TBA
Gabriel Bonfim vs. Mounir Lazzez
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
Ismael Bonfim vs. Terrance McKinney
Luan Luiz Lacerda vs. Cody Stamann
Warlley Alves vs. Nicolas Dalby
Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes
Daniel Marcos vs. Saimon Oliveira
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 283.