Saturday’s UFC event in Paris has a vacancy on the fight card as Lucas Almeida has backed out of his scheduled bout with William Gomis. Almeida, the Brazilian martial artist, broke the news on his social media channels, revealing in an interview with MMA Hook that an injury is the reason for his withdrawal.
As of now, it’s still up in the air whether UFC officials are on the hunt for a substitute to go toe-to-toe with the French featherweight sensation in the famed Accor Arena.
In the cage, Gomis boasts an impressive record of 12 wins and just 2 losses, riding a hot streak of 10 consecutive wins since 2018. This includes notable decisions against fighters like Jarno Errens and Francis Marshall while sporting the UFC logo on his trunks. In a testament to his finishing prowess, Gomis has sealed the deal in six of his last eight fights via finishes.
On the other side, Almeida, with a record of 14 wins and 2 losses, is a past Jungle Fight titlist who was hoping to bounce back from a recent loss. He suffered a setback in his last appearance in the octagon, losing to Pat Sabatini this past June. This loss came on the heels of a year following his electrifying “Fight of the Night” victory over Michael Trizano.
As for the main course of UFC Paris, local heroes Ciryl Gane and Manon Fiorot are set to face off against Serghei Spivac and Rose Namajunas, respectively, ensuring that the night will still have plenty of fireworks. So, while Gomis may be momentarily without an opponent, rest assured, the event promises an adrenaline-pumping evening for fight fans.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Paris
What is the main focus of the article?
The article primarily discusses the recent withdrawal of Brazilian fighter Lucas Almeida from his scheduled bout against French featherweight William Gomis in the upcoming UFC Paris event. It delves into the fighters’ backgrounds and mentions other notable bouts that will take place at the event.
Who has withdrawn from the UFC Paris event and why?
Lucas Almeida has withdrawn from the UFC Paris event. According to Almeida, the reason for his withdrawal is an injury he suffered, which he announced on social media and confirmed in an interview with MMA Hook.
Is the UFC looking for a new opponent for William Gomis?
As of the time the article was written, it is still unclear if UFC is actively searching for a replacement fighter to face William Gomis at the Accor Arena in Paris.
What are William Gomis’s recent achievements in the UFC?
William Gomis has an impressive fight record of 12 wins and 2 losses. He is on a winning streak with 10 consecutive victories since 2018. Notable decisions against Jarno Errens and Francis Marshall have further solidified his standing in the UFC. Gomis has also managed to finish six of his last eight fights.
Who are the other fighters featured in the UFC Paris event?
The UFC Paris event will also feature local French fighters Ciryl Gane and Manon Fiorot. They are set to face off against Serghei Spivac and Rose Namajunas, respectively, as the main attractions of the night.
What was Lucas Almeida aiming for in his scheduled fight against William Gomis?
Lucas Almeida, a former Jungle Fight champion with a 14-2 record, was looking to make a comeback after his recent loss to Pat Sabatini this past June. He had previously won a “Fight of the Night” against Michael Trizano and was aiming to rebound with a win against Gomis.
What is the venue for the UFC Paris event?
The UFC Paris event is scheduled to take place at the Accor Arena.