With opponents out, Dwight Grant and Daniel Rodriguez now open UFC on ESPN 15 indispensable card

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With opponents out, Dwight Grant and Daniel Rodriguez now open UFC on ESPN 15 indispensable card



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Dwight Grant and Daniel Rodriguez made weight without bid Friday for UFC on ESPN 15.

However for assorted reasons, their scheduled opponents received’t be scuffling with on the card. Happily for Grant (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Rodriguez (12-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), they every fight at welterweight – meaning it took correct about a pen strokes to rebook them in opposition to every other and put their spots within the lineup.

Grant and Rodriguez now will open up the major card at UFC on ESPN 15, which takes space Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The most important card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.

Grant used to be purpose to fight promotional newcomer Calen Born (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the prelims. However Born didn’t wait on Friday’s official weigh-ins and took himself off the card for what a particular person with knowledge of the scenario told MMA Junkie used to be for “personal reasons.”

Rodriguez used to be speculated to fight Takashi Sato (16-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) to open the major card. Sato in actuality made weight at 170.5 pounds, but Rodriguez posted on Instagram afterward that Sato used to be no longer cleared by the Nevada Athletic Commission. No motive used to be announced.

The UFC didn’t establish a proper announcement of the explanations for the brand new reserving, rather than to introduce the brand new fight for the length of Friday’s faceoffs following the official weigh-ins.

With the alternate, the UFC on ESPN 15 lineup drops to 10 fights.

MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 8: 30 p.m. ET)

Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar
Alonzo Menifield vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Marcin Prachnio vs. Mike Rodriguez
Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson
Dwight Grant vs. Daniel Rodriguez

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 5: 30 p.m. ET)

Mizuki Inoue vs. Amanda Lemos
Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki
Ike Villanueva vs. Jordan Wright
Carlton Minus vs. Matthew Semelsberger
Trevin Jones vs. Timur Valiev

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