Reza Madadi will not make his return to the Octagon on the UFC Hamburg card on Saturday, September 3. Mad Dog was set to face Rustam Khabilov (19-3) on the UFC Fight Night 93 card. MMAViking.com confirmed the pullout with Madadi’s management because he of illness.
The lightweight out of Allstars Training Center is coming off of a big win at UFC Fight Night 87 with a finish against Yan Cabral by TKO in the third round. Khabilov was also on the card in Holland, and won by unanimous decision over Chris Wade, and also had a win over common opponent in Norman Parke.