UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald alerted viewers of the cancellation during the preliminary portion of UFC Fight Night inside the Apex. According to Fitzgerald, Lewis was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a “non-Covid, non-weight-cutting illness.”
Lewis (26-10) looked healthy during fight week, and successfully made weight on Friday. This would have been his third appearance of 2022. He was coming off back-to-back knockout losses. Spivak (15-3) was looking forward to his first UFC main event. The Moldovan heavyweight is 6-3 inside the Octagon.