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Pete Rodriguez vs. Natan Levy bout cancelled for UFC Vegas 72, LFA champion to replace and fight Josh Quinlan.


Josh Quinlan vs. Trey WatersUFC Vegas 72 takes place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and airs on ESPN+. The event is headlined by a bantamweight matchup between Yadong Song and Ricky Simon. The upcoming UFC Vegas 72 event has been reduced to 11 fights due to the rescheduling of Pete Rodriguez vs. Natan Levy for a future fight card.Main Card (ESPN+ at 7:00 p.m. ET)Additionally, an injury to Ange Loosa provides a springboard to DWCS vet and LFA welterweight champ Trey Waters, who will step in to face Josh Quinlan on the event’s main card. Quinlan comes into the bout after a successful octagon debut at UFC San Diego where he knocked out Jason Witt in the first round. Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Waldo Cortes-AcostaCaio Borralho vs. Michal OleksiejczukPreliminary Card (ESPN+ at 4:00 p.m. ET)Several individuals familiar with the details of the event have verified to MMA Fighting that the Rodriguez vs. Levy match has been rescheduled for UFC Charlotte on May 13. The fight was postponed due to Rodriguez falling ill, as announced by the promotion on Tuesday.Hailey Cowan vs. Jamey-Lyn HorthThe full fight card for UFC Vegas 72 now includes: Stephanie Egger and Irina Alekseeva will compete against each other.Martin Buday vs. Jake CollierYadong Song vs. Ricky SimonRodolfo Vieira vs. Cody BrundageJulian Erosa vs. Fernando PadillaCody Durden vs. Charles JohnsonBrian Kelleher vs. Journey Newson

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