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Aleksei Oleinik now fights Jared Vanderaa at UFC 273, Ilir Latifi out

Aleksei Oleinik’s next booking has changed again, but he still has a fight at UFC 273. The heavyweight veteran will now face Jared Vanderaa (12-7) at the April 9 pay-per-view event, which takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the updated lineup on UFC.com. Vanderaa replaces Ilir Latifi, who was originally scheduled to fight Oleinik this past Saturday at UFC Columbus before the fight was postponed due to a Latifi illness. No reason was given for the UFC 273 change.
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Jared Vanderaa replaces Ilir Latifi for Alexey Oleynik bout at UFC 273

It appears that Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Ilir Latifi’s ailment will keep him out action a bit longer than he anticipated. Hours before UFC on ESPN 33 was set to take place on March 26, Latifi fell out of his match with Alexey Oleynik (59-16-1) due to an illness unrelated to COVID-19 claimed by some to be a stomach bug. The promotion went ahead to reschedule the pairing for two weeks later, and they were to square off at UFC 273 in Jacksonville, Fla., on April 9. Per the UFC on Thursday, Latifi will not be competing on this card, either, and in his stead will be Jared Vanderaa (12-7).
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Ilir Latifi out of Aleksei Oleinik fight at UFC Columbus

Aleksei Oleinik will have to wait even longer for a shot at his 60th win. The UFC announced Saturday that a non-COVID-related illness has forced Ilir Latifi to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Oleinik, which was to take place on Saturday’s UFC Columbus main card. A welterweight bout...
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UFC Columbus gets heavyweight showdown between Aleksei Oleinik and Ilir Latifi

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is finally leaving the Apex facility for their Fight Night events. Well, at least for one event for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The promotion’s Mar. 26 show will take place in Columbus, Ohio, and currently features a nice 13-fight lineup. Recently...
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Aleksei Oleinik vs. Ilir Latifi added to UFC Columbus

The hunt for win No. 60 continues for Aleksei Oleinik. MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin has confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that Oleinik (59-16-1) will fight Ilir Latifi (15-8, 1 NC) in a heavyweight bout at UFC Columbus on March 26. The bout was first reported by BJPenn.com.
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Report: Ilir Latifi to fight Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Columbus

Two of the UFC’s more popular heavyweights are set to collide on March 26, that is according to bjpenn’s Cole Shelton. He reports that the UFC have booked Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik for their UFC Columbus card. Latifi, now 38, moved up to the heavyweight division in...
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UFC heavyweights Ilir Latifi, Aleksei Oleinik to square off March 26 in Columbus

It’s just a little over a month-and-a-half away, but UFC Columbus continues to gain fights. The most recent addition is one in the heavyweight division, as Ilir Latifi (15-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) and Aleksei Oleinik (59-17-1 MMA, 8-7 UFC) will face off inside the UFC cage at the March 26 event. The UFC Fight Night card takes place at Nationwide Arena and airs on ESPN+.
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Alexey Oleynik Booked Against Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN 33 in March

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. With this fight, Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Alexey Oleynik will hope to end a losing streak while recording the 60th win of his career.
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Ilir Latifi returns, meets Alexandr Romanov at UFC Fight Night in February

Ilir Latifi returns to the Octagon and meets Alexandr Romanov at an upcoming UFC Fight Night scheduled for February. The promotion announced the heavyweight bout on Tuesday via social media. Latifi was in action this past June at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai, where he snapped a career-worst three-fight...
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Ilir Latifi vs. Alexandr Romanov set for UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 19

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is already starting to stack up its events for a busy first quarter of 2022, and the promotion’s matchmakers just booked a doozy of a Heavyweight collision. Long-time UFC veteran Ilir Latifi will take on undefeated (15-0, 4-0) big man Alexander Romanov at an upcoming...
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