It’s still unclear if the UFC will find a replacement opponent to face Lazzez at the UFC APEX on April 16.
Lazzez (10-2) is returning for his first bout since January of 2021, when he lost to Warlley Alves in the United Arab Emirates. “The Sniper” was slated to meet Niklas Stolze in July of that year in Las Vegas but had to withdraw due to visa issues.
UFC Vegas 51 will be headlined by a rematch between Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad. With the cancelation of the original co-main event between Uriah Hall and Andre Muniz, Caio Borralho vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev is now the second-to-last bout of the night.