Blagoi Ivanov is scheduled to make his WSOF debut tonight as he is set to challenge WSOF heavyweight champion Smealinho Rama in the co-main event of WSOF 21.
The official weigh-ins for the event took place yesterday afternoon in Edmonton and Ivanov was not in attendance.
During the weigh-ins, the WSOF announced that Ivanov was stuck at the airport dealing with customs. They stated that Ivanov would be arriving later in the day and he would weigh-in with the commission at that time.
On Friday morning, The MMA Report reached out to the WSOF and they supplied the following statement on Ivanov’s situation heading into tonight’s WSOF 21.
“He weighs in a 4:30 pm local time today,” the statement said. “He did not arrive in Edmonton until 8 pm last night, because his visa did not arrive from NY until yesterday morning. His original flight from Las Vegas to Canada was scheduled for Tuesday, but had to be cancelled after the visa failed to arrive. The commission is ok with him weighing in today because he is a heavyweight who weighs around 245 pounds right now, well within the 265 pound limit, and has done all his medicals. He only needs to weigh in and do his pre-fight physical.”
WSOF 21 will come from the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada tonight and the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. local time). Once Ivanov makes weight and goes through his pre-fight physical, his title fight with Rama will become official.