ACB Cancel Second Fight Card In A Week With Cyprus Show Latest To Be Canned
The ACB 89 fight card set for the Spyros Kyprianou Arena in Limassol, Cyprus this weekend has been cancelled.
Sources close to MMANytt.com confirmed a report by Marcel Dorff earlier today on Twitter that the show is no longer taking place.
At this point in time, we have been unable to confirm why the event has been cancelled.
Shortly before publishing this report, we reached out to ACB officials for an official statement but have not yet heard back from them. We will update our report if we do.
This news today comes just a week after the promotion announced that ACB 91 set for London, England on Aug. 11 had been also been cancelled. The event was set to feature the return of Brad “One Punch” Pickett who is still to have his fight with Jesse Brock rearranged.
ACB’s next scheduled event is ACB 90 set to take place in Kazan, Russia on July 28. The event is set to be headlined by a lightweight bout pitting Musa Khamanaev against Leandro Silva. The co-main event slot is currently occupied by fan favourite Eduard Vartanyan taking on Erivan Pereira.
At this point in time, we do not know if this event will take place, but have no reason to believe that it will be cancelled.
ACB’s next show outside of Russia is set for Aug. 25 in Malmo, Sweden with ACB middleweight champion Albert Duraev set to defend his title against Piotr Strus. Many Swedish fighters are set to appear on the card with the likes of Reza Madadi, Frantz Slioa, Jonathan Svensson, Sirwan Kakai all set to feature.
Again, we have no reason to believe that this event will be cancelled, but these certainly interesting times for the Russian promotion.
There are a lot of questions, but not a lot of answers right now.