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Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik scratched from UFC Columbus

Bad news has struck the UFC Columbus main card.

Swedish heavyweight Ilir Latifi has come down with a non-COVID related illness, nixing his fight with submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik at the 11th hour.

Latifi (15-8, 1 NC) recently snapped a three-fight losing streak with a gutsy unanimous decision over Canadian Tanner Boser at UFC Vegas 28 last June. He began his UFC career as a light heavyweight before moving up to heavyweight in 2020.

Oleinik (59-16-1) is on a three-fight losing skid, most recently dropping a decision to Sergey Spivak last June.