According to the latest reports, Vitor Petrino would replace Jamal Pogues in a light heavyweight against Tafon Nchukwi at UFC Vegas 66.
Raphael Marinho was the first one to report this matchup that Jamal Pogues is out of Fight Night on December 17. Tafon Nchukwi will now face Vitor Petrino in the light heavyweight bout on December 17 at the Fight Night event.
Vitor Petrino will make his UFC debut with this bout. He earned the UFC contract at the Dana White Contender Series by defeating Rodolfo Bellato via a second-round TKO. He is undefeated in MMA so far and won all of his seven bouts.
On the other hand, Tafon Nchukwi is on a two-fight losing streak. He is coming off a first-round TKO loss against Carlos Ulberg, and before that he lost the match against Azamat Murzakanov. Nchukwi’ss last win came against Mike Rodriguez back in September 2021.
Vitor Petrino is the favorite to win this bout due to his past performances, but Tafon Nchukwi certainly has experience on his side. Now, it will be interesting to see which one of them will leave the octagon with a victory on December 17 at UFC Vegas 66.