According to the latest reports, Alessandro Costa would replace Brandon Royval in a flyweight bout against Amir Albazi at UFC Vegas 66.
Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes was the first one to report this change which was later confirmed by EuroSport as well.
Brandon Royval was ruled out of the December 17 bout due to an injury. Fortunately, Costa agreed to take his place on short notice to face Albazi.
Amir Albazi has been impressive ever since he made his UFC debut. He won all three of his bouts starting with a win against Malcolm Gordon back in 2020. He defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov in his second bout and is coming off a submission victory against Francisco Figueiredo.
On the other hand, Alessandro Costa will be making his UFC debut in this upcoming bout on December 17. He earned the UFC contract by defeating Andres Luna at Dana White’s Contender Series.
Now, it remains to be seen whether Alessandro Costa will be able to deliver Amir Albazi his first UFC loss in his inaugural match or not.