UFC Moscow: Junior Dos Santos ruled OUT of main event with Alexander Volkov
Brazilian power puncher Dos Santos was due to headline the November 9 event in Moscow, Russia against former Bellator champion Volkov in an eagerly-anticipated clash of heavyweight strikers but sources close to the matchup have indicated to RT Sport that Dos Santos has been ruled out of the fight.
Follow-up reports from MMA Fighting have highlighted that Dos Santos has been in hospital receiving treatment for a bacterial infection in his leg for the last week, with the former world champion undergoing two procedures to help disinfect his leg.Also on rt.com McGregor heads to Moscow: What can we expect from 'The Notorious' in Russia?
Dos Santos lost his last outing to Francis Ngannou, who may come under consideration as the Brazilian's potential replacement. The Cameroonian knockout artist finished Dos Santos via first-round knockout at UFC on ESPN 3 in Minneapolis, and has voiced his displeasure at not being booked for a fight for the upcoming UFC shows.
But, with a high-profile vacancy needing to be filled in a main-event slot, will the UFC now turn to their disgruntled contender for a short-notice turnaround in Moscow?Also on rt.com Moscow calling: Here's why Khabib vs McGregor 2 should happen in Russia (VIDEO)