Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden back on UFC Vegas 33 after initial report of cancellation

Niklas Stolze (pictured, blue gloves) | Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesAfter a close call, UFC Vegas 33 is back to 10 fights. Following an initial report from TSN regarding Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden being removed from the lineup for Saturday’s UFC card at UFC APEX, MMA Fighting has confirmed with officials that the Stolze-Gooden fight is back on. TSN and ESPN were first to report the reversion. According to officials, a breach of COVID-19 protocol initially led to the bout’s cancellation, but it was added back to the card after clearance from a doctor. Neither fighter tested positive for COVID-19. The original news of the cancellation hit the same morning that the UFC Vegas 33 card lost its scheduled co-main event between bantamweights Kyung Ho Kang and Rani Yahya. Yahya announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from the fight. A strawweight bout between Cheyanne Buys and Gloria de Paula now serves as Saturday’s co-main event. See the updated lineup below: Main Card (ESPN, ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET) Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland Cheyanne Buys vs. Gloria de Paula Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden Collin Anglin vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan Bryan Barberena vs. Jason Witt Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET) Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Rafa Garcia Daniel Chavez vs. Kai Kamaka III Jinh Yu Frey vs. Ashley Yoder Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev Philip Rowe vs. Orion Cosce

Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden back on UFC Vegas 33 after initial report of cancellation
Niklas Stolze (pictured, blue gloves) | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

After a close call, UFC Vegas 33 is back to 10 fights.

Following an initial report from TSN regarding Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden being removed from the lineup for Saturday’s UFC card at UFC APEX, MMA Fighting has confirmed with officials that the Stolze-Gooden fight is back on.

TSN and ESPN were first to report the reversion. According to officials, a breach of COVID-19 protocol initially led to the bout’s cancellation, but it was added back to the card after clearance from a doctor. Neither fighter tested positive for COVID-19.

The original news of the cancellation hit the same morning that the UFC Vegas 33 card lost its scheduled co-main event between bantamweights Kyung Ho Kang and Rani Yahya. Yahya announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from the fight.

A strawweight bout between Cheyanne Buys and Gloria de Paula now serves as Saturday’s co-main event.

See the updated lineup below:

Main Card (ESPN, at 9 p.m. ET)

Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland

Cheyanne Buys vs. Gloria de Paula

Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden

Collin Anglin vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan

Bryan Barberena vs. Jason Witt

Preliminary Card (ESPN, at 6:30 p.m. ET)

Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Rafa Garcia

Daniel Chavez vs. Kai Kamaka III

Jinh Yu Frey vs. Ashley Yoder

Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev

Philip Rowe vs. Orion Cosce

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UFC Vegas 33 video: Phil Rowe blasts Orion Cosce with huge barrage of strikes, finishes with brutal straight right hand

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCPhil Rowe had to throw everything and the kitchen sink at Orion Cosce but his relentless offense eventually paid off to help him earn his first win inside the octagon. As the opening bout on the UFC Vegas 33 preliminary card, Rowe caught Cosce with a staggering right hand midway through the second round and then he just began unloading with a variety of strikes including several knees to the face and numerous shots to the body. Despite his best efforts Cosce refused to go away until Rowe backed him up to the cage and unleashed a vicious straight right hand down the middle that crumpled his fellow Contender Series veteran to end the fight. The stoppage came at 4:21 in the second round. “My coach told me just to chill and be me,” Rowe said about the adjustments he made between rounds. “It’s just a long time coming. Once I click in here, it’s a wrap.” The hands are flying in RD 2! #UFCVegas33 pic.twitter.com/HTyPlMTqag— UFC (@ufc) July 31, 2021 After a lackluster outing in his UFC debut, Rowe was determined to turn things around in his second appearance but he spent most of the first round on his back defending a grappling-heavy strategy from Cosce. Once he got restarted in the second round the momentum quickly shifted with Rowe opening up with more of his striking attack while making use of a huge nine-plus-inch reach advantage. After cracking Cosce with the first straight right hand that twisted his head around like a bottle cap, Rowe was on the attack while still being careful because his opponent simply refused to go away. Even with Rowe trapping him in the clinch and blasting away with knees, Cosce would not fall to the ground. Just when it looked like they might see a third round, Rowe pushed Cosce against the cage and fired the straight right down the pipe that finally stopped the fight. Now 1-1 in the UFC, Rowe seemed much more comfortable in his second appearance in the promotion and he’ll go home with a win on his record following an impressive stoppage over a solid prospect in Cosce. However, Rowe did miss weight for the bout, coming in 2.5 pounds over the welterweight limit.

UFC Vegas 33 video: Phil Rowe blasts Orion Cosce with huge barrage of strikes, finishes with brutal straight right hand
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Phil Rowe had to throw everything and the kitchen sink at Orion Cosce but his relentless offense eventually paid off to help him earn his first win inside the octagon.

As the opening bout on the UFC Vegas 33 preliminary card, Rowe caught Cosce with a staggering right hand midway through the second round and then he just began unloading with a variety of strikes including several knees to the face and numerous shots to the body. Despite his best efforts Cosce refused to go away until Rowe backed him up to the cage and unleashed a vicious straight right hand down the middle that crumpled his fellow Contender Series veteran to end the fight.

The stoppage came at 4:21 in the second round.

“My coach told me just to chill and be me,” Rowe said about the adjustments he made between rounds. “It’s just a long time coming. Once I click in here, it’s a wrap.”

After a lackluster outing in his UFC debut, Rowe was determined to turn things around in his second appearance but he spent most of the first round on his back defending a grappling-heavy strategy from Cosce.

Once he got restarted in the second round the momentum quickly shifted with Rowe opening up with more of his striking attack while making use of a huge nine-plus-inch reach advantage.

After cracking Cosce with the first straight right hand that twisted his head around like a bottle cap, Rowe was on the attack while still being careful because his opponent simply refused to go away. Even with Rowe trapping him in the clinch and blasting away with knees, Cosce would not fall to the ground.

Just when it looked like they might see a third round, Rowe pushed Cosce against the cage and fired the straight right down the pipe that finally stopped the fight.

Now 1-1 in the UFC, Rowe seemed much more comfortable in his second appearance in the promotion and he’ll go home with a win on his record following an impressive stoppage over a solid prospect in Cosce. However, Rowe did miss weight for the bout, coming in 2.5 pounds over the welterweight limit.

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