Kyle Daukaus will fight on the UFC’s Nov. 13 event after all.
Daukaus is slated to meet Georgian prospect Roman Dolidze as a replacement opponent in a middleweight affair following the withdrawal of original opponent Kevin Holland. Sources confirmed the booking to MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin on Friday.
Dolidze was supposed to fight Eryk Anders on the same Nov. 13 card, however Anders has been forced out of that contest as well, sources told MMA Fighting.
Holland was forced to pull out of his dance date with Daukaus earlier this week after suffering an undisclosed injury. The two middleweights were initially slated to rematch their recent bout from UFC Vegas 38, which ended in a no contest after an accidental clash of heads led to a flash knockdown for Holland, and ultimately Daukaus’ fight-ending sequence.
In Holland’s stead now steps Dolidze (9-1), a 33-year-old former light heavyweight who is 1-1 in the UFC since dropping down to 185 pounds. Dolidze began his middleweight run this year by losing a decision to Trevin Giles, however he rebounded in June with a decision win over Laureano Staropoli.
Daukaus (10-2, 1 NC) has fought to mixed results thus far in his UFC career. He sandwiched a win over Dustin Stoltzfus between decision losses to Brendan Allen and Phil Hawes prior to the Holland bout.