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.