A left leg injury has forced dutch striker Melvin Manhoef out of his scheduled December bout with one of Europe’s best fighters, Mamed Khalidov.
Sources close to AsianMMA have confirmed that KSW is now searching for an opponent, just weeks out from their December 1st showdown.
Manhoef has been a journeyman as of late and has been fighting for various promotions, successfully and not. Following a three loss skid, Manhoef suffered a freak injury in his first OneFC bout, and then rebounded with two wins with RoadFC and OneFC.
Khalidov made the news this year, scoffing at a less than lucrative offer according to the fighter, from the UFC. A winner of five fights in a row, Khalidov turned heads with a huge knockout of Jorge Santiago back with Sengoku two and a half years ago. A rematch was set, one of which was deemed a fight of the year candidate by many and one of which Khalidov lost by decision.
This story was first posted on Sherdog.com