UFC Vegas 72 undergoes late shakeup with four lineup changes

By Susan Cox - April 26, 2023

UFC Vegas 72 has undergone a late shakeup with four lineup changes.

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It will be this coming Saturday, April 29th that UFC Vegas 72 will take place at the UPC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The main card will stream on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

The changes to the UFC Vegas 72 lineup are as follows:

The main card bout between Emily Ducote (12-7 MMA) and Polyana Viana (13-5 MMA) has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 20th at UFC Fight Night 224.

Ange Loosa (9-3 MMA) has withdrawn from the welterweight bout with Josh Quinlan (6-0 MMA) for reasons yet to be disclosed and is being replaced by Trey Waters (7-1 MMA).

‘The Truth’ is coming off a TKO victory over Jalin Fuller (7-3 MMA) earlier this month at LFA 156. ‘The Renegade’ will be entering the Octagon with a TKO win over Jason Witt (19-9 MMA) in August of last year.

The lightweight fight between Natan Levy (8-1 MMA) and Pete Rodriguez (5-1 MMA) has been cancelled due to an issue on Rodriguez’s end.

‘Lethal’ is sporting 2 wins in a row, but will now, following this Saturday’s cancellation have to wait for his next opponent and fight. ‘Dead Game’ was sporting a KO win against Mike Jackson (1-2 MMA) in October of last year.

The fourth change will see Brian Kelleher (24-14 MMA) out of his fight against Journey Newson (10-4 MMA) with Marcus McGhee (6-1 MMA) stepping in on short notice. The fight will be at 140lbs catchweight.

The current UFC Vegas 72 lineup can be seen below.

UFC Vegas 72 Main card:

  • Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simon
  • Caio Borralho vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
  • Rodolfo Vieira vs. Cody Brundage
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta
  • Josh Quinlan vs. Trey Waters

UFC Vegas 72 Preliminary card:

  • Martin Buday vs. Jake Collier
  • Julian Erosa vs. Fernando Padilla
  • Cody Durden vs. Charles Johnson
  • Stephanie Egger vs. Irina Alekseeva
  • Marcus McGhee vs. Journey Newson
  • Hailey Cowan vs. Jamey-Lyn Horth

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