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Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov rescheduled for UFC event on Feb. 20

UFC 254: Malkoun v Hawes Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

A middleweight fight between Phil Hawes and Nassourdine Imavov that was originally scheduled for UFC fight Island 7 has now been rescheduled for the upcoming event on Feb. 20.

Multiple sources confirmed the rebooking to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial report from TSN.

The fight was scrapped from the card on Fight Island due to Hawes having a non-COVID related medical issue but there was immediate hope that the matchup would just be moved to a later date.

Now, that date has been set with Hawes and Imavov expected to clash as part of the Feb. 20 show, where the middleweights join a lineup that includes Curtis Blaydes facing Derrick Lewis in the main event.

Hawes is currently riding a five-fight winning streak including a knockout in his UFC debut as well as a finish during an appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series. As for Imavov, he earned a unanimous decision against Jordan Williams in his first appearance in the UFC this past October.

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