Ryan LaFlare out, Zak Cummings now fights Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night in Dublin

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

With Ryan LaFlare out, welterweight Zak Cummings steps into the UFC Fight Night Dublin co-main event slot against Gunnar Nelson.

Bad news for fans anticipating Gunnar Nelson versus Ryan LaFlare in the UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Miller co-main event. LaFlare is out (but officials haven't specified whether or not it's an injury), and Nelson now meets Zak Cummings on July 19th:

Cummings (17-3) is 2-0 in the UFC, with his most recent win coming against Yan Cabral earlier this month in Cincinnati. The TUF 17 alum has competed at middleweight and light heavyweight, but both of his UFC bouts have come at 170 lbs. Cummings was supposed to face Kenny Robertson at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller on July 16th.

Unbelievably, this is now the 4th time that an opponent has pulled out of a Gunnar Nelson fight. The Icelandic fighter has seen Pascal Krauss, Rich Attonito, Justin Edwards, and now LaFlare all withdraw, primarily due to injury. Nelson (12-0-1) submitted Omari Akhmedov in March, which netted him a performance bonus.

UFC Fight Night in Dublin is headlined by a five-round featherweight bout between Ireland's own Conor McGregor against Cole Miller.

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