Robert Bryczek is set to make his UFC debut against Jacob Malkoun at UFC Vegas 79 event.
Aliaskhab Khizriev was earlier set to fight Malkoun at UFC Vegas 79 event in a middleweight bout. Malkoun announced on his Instagram post that Khizriev had pulled out of the fight. The exact reason for Khizriev’s withdrawal has not been disclosed.
As a result of Khizriev’s withdrawal from the fight, Pawel Wyrobek reported that Robert Bryczek will replace Khizriev to face Malkoun in the middleweight bout at the UFC Vegas 79 event.
Nieoficjalnie udało mi się dowiedzieć, że Robert Bryczek zadebiutuje w UFC 23 września w Las Vegas (Main event Gamera z Fizievem). Rywalem Polaka będzie Australijczyk – Jacobs Malkoun (7-2, 3-2 UFC), który pierwotnie miał zmierzyć się z Aliaskhabem Khizrievem 🔥🔥— Paweł Wyrobek (@pablopolsport) August 23, 2023
Robert Bryczek is currently on a five-fight winning streak. Bryczek’s recent fight was against Samuel Krištofič at the Oktagon 45 event, where he won the fight via KO.
Jacob Malkoun has competed in a total of five fights in the UFC, with a record of three wins and two losses. His most recent fight was against Nick Maximov at a UFC Fight Night 212 event in October 2022, where he secured victory through a unanimous decision.
UFC Vegas 79 is scheduled for September 23 at UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, NV, featuring a lightweight bout between Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot in the main event.