Zviad Lazishvili is no longer on the UFC roster less than a week after being signed by the promotion.
The undefeated LFA bantamweight champion inked a deal with the UFC to face Jack Shore on days’ notice at UFC Vegas 36, which takes place Sept. 4 in Las Vegas, but was forced off the bout due to an injury and subsequently released from his contract, multiple people with knowledge of the news told MMA Fighting.
Sholinian (9-1-1) makes his UFC debut on less than 10 days’ notice after winning his past four with a couple of stoppages. The Ukrainian 135-pounder has only lost once as a professional, dropping a decision to Sidemar Honorio at Bellator 209 in 2018. He was a cast member on the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Shore (14-0) looks to keep the momentum going following a trio of UFC victories, a pair of rear-naked chokes against Nohelin Hernandez and Aaron Phillips followed by a split decision over Hunter Azure this past April.