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Blagoy Ivanov injured, out of UFC 260 fight with Marcin Tybura

Former WSOF and PFL champ Blagoy Ivanov has withdrawn from UFC 260.

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One of the UFC more anticipated upcoming events has lost one of its bouts. According to MMA Junkie UFC 260, which is scheduled for March 27, will no longer feature a heavyweight clash between Blagoy Ivanov and Marcin Tybura.

The reason for the fight cancellation is reportedly an injury on the part of Ivanov. It is not known if the UFC will keep Tybura on the card with a new opponent or if this bout with be rescheduled for a later event.

The fight with Tybura would have been the sixth Octagon appearance for Ivanov, who joined the promotion after successful championship runs in WSOF and then PFL. The Bulgarian debuted in the UFC in 2018 with a unanimous decision loss to Junior dos Santos.

He followed up that loss with back-to-back wins over Ben Rothwell and Tai Tuivasa. Currently, Ivanov is on a two fight losing skid with losses to Derrick Lewis and Augusto Sakai, both by split decision.

Tybura is on a four fight winning streak, which he capped off with a TKO win over Greg Hardy at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal in December.

UFC 260 is expected to be headlined by a UFC heavyweight title fight pitting champion Stipe Miocic versus challenger Francis Ngannou. The bout is a rematch of a bout Miocic won back in 2018.

Also scheduled for the card is Alexander Volkanovski’s latest UFC featherweight title defence. He is set to meet Brian Ortega.

The card also boasts Tyron Woodley vs. Vincente Luque, Thomas Almedia vs. Sean O’Malley and Modestas Bukauskas bs. Michal Oleksiejczuk.

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