Tonight’s UFC Vegas 24 event was supposed to be co-headlined by a lightweight bout between Drakkar Klose and Jeremy Stephens.
Unfortunately for fight fans, news broke just minutes ago that the highly anticipated co-main event had been called off due to an injury suffered by Klose.
Now, more information has been revealed by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, who reported that Drakkar Klose’s injury was a result of the hard push he received from Jeremy Stephens at yesterday’s weigh-ins.
Tonight’s Jeremy Stephens x Drakkar Klose fight has been canceled, per the broadcast.
Klose suffered an injury as a result of this push at yesterday’s official weigh-ins, per sources. Specific injury details not disclosed at this time. pic.twitter.com/ImbpMQxHur
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 17, 2021
“Klose suffered an injury as a result of this push at yesterday’s official weigh-ins, per sources. Specific injury details not disclosed at this time.” – Helwani reported on Twitter while sharing a video of the push from Stephens at yesterday’s weigh-ins.
Stephens (28-18 MMA) was supposed to be returning to the lightweight division with intentions of snapping his current four-fight losing streak. During that stretch, ‘Lil Heathen’ has suffered losses to Jose Aldo, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Yair Rodriguez and most recently Calvin Kattar.
Meanwhile, Drakker Klose (11-2-1 MMA) was scheduled to compete at tonight’s UFC Vegas 24 co-main event for the first time since suffering a knockout loss to Beneil Dariush. Prior to that setback, the Michigan native had reeled off three-straight wins inside of the Octagon.
UPDATE: Drakkar Klose has issued a statement on his injury (see that here)
UFC officials have already said that they intend to rebook the Klose vs. Stephens bout as soon as possible.
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