Tim Means will now fight Nicolas Dalby on the UFC Vegas 30 show in Las Vegas.
The first entity to announce the changes to the fight night card is the UFC. The fight between Means and Dalby is scheduled for June 26 and will be contested at 170lbs.
Initially, Means was set to face Danny Roberts. Although, due to COVID-19 protocols, it was determined that the fight would be pushed back. Interestingly, Dalby also needed an opponent after Sergey Khandozhko dropped out last minute for this weekend’s fight night card.
Following confirmation from the UFC, certainly, this welterweight affair is sure to be action-packed. Not to mention the possibility of a win for either athlete would put them on the cusp of a ranked status.
Tim Means & Nicolas Dalby – Background
Means, 37, holds a professional record of 31-12-1 NC. After notable wins against, Laureano Staropoli and especially Mike Perry, many are beginning to realize just how versatile Means is when he steps inside the Octagon. As it stands, Means has been in the UFC since 2014 with 19 fights in the organization. Overall, Means is always a tough out and has seen a ton of different looks in MMA competition.
Dalby, 36, on the other hand, holds a professional record of 19-3-1, so it’s safe to say Means will enter the bout as the older and more experienced fighter. However, the 5″11″ Dalby is no prospect and has been evolving steadily through his years of combat sports.
Further, Dalby’s most recent win comes against Daniel Rodriguez. The 36-year old Denmark native handed Rodriguez a unanimous decision loss and the success jolted Dalby to a five-fight win-streak. Without a doubt, Dalby will need to be wary of the power “The Dirty Bird” carries in his hands as the American has notched 19 knockouts to his record.
Dalby’s finishes are more across the board but that is precisely why this matchup is so tantalizing.
Granted each athlete is approaching the twilight of their careers respectively, the stylistic matchup will be a crowd-pleaser in the end at UFC Vegas 30 on June 26.
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