Tass reporter Igor Lazorin first reported the bout’s cancellation on Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, and multiple people with knowledge of the news confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fight is likely to be moved to a yet-undetermined UFC card in the future.
It’s unclear the time of this writing whether the UFC will bump up a preliminary-card fight to the main card, or keep the current lineup.
Albazi is four months removed from a successful octagon debut at UFC Fight Island 2, where he submitted Malcom Gordon to extend his current winning streak to two bouts. Albazi’s lone professional loss is at the hands of UFC vet Jose Torres.
Zhumagulov make his octagon debut at UFC 251 in July, but was on the opposite end of the win column when he was outpointed by Raulian Paiva. The setback snapped a four-fight winning streak for the fighter from Kazakhstan.