Cancelled UFC event on April 9, 2020
|Cancelled UFC event on April 9, 2020|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 9, 2020|
Cancelled UFC event on April 9, 2020 was a cancelled mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was scheduled to take place on April 9, 2020 at Astana Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
This event was initially planned to take place at Astana Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and would have been the first that the promotion had contested there. However, it was announced by UFC president Dana White on April 9 that starting with UFC 249, all future events were indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While not officially announced by the organization, the promotion was also targeting a bantamweight bout between former WSOF Bantamweight Champion and UFC Bantamweight Championship challenger Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan to serve as the original event headliner.
Abreu was initially targeted to face Gadzhimurad Antigulov on June 13, 2020 at UFC Kazakhstan. Subsequently, the Kazakhstan event was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Abreu was rescheduled to face Jamahal Hill on May 30, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns. He lost the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
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- Mike McClory (2020-05-30). "UFC Vegas Results: Jamahal Hill Makes Quick Work of Klidson Abreu". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
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