Sherdog has confirmed that American Top Team fighter JZ Calvancante will not be able to fight Shinya Aoki on New Years Eve’s Yarennoka show, due to recent surgeries on his knee and nose in Brazil.
Strange thing is that JZ Calvancante seemed ready to fight on an interview conducted by Sherdog three days ago. Also sources at American Top Team in Florida, have said Calvancante has not been training for the fight.
It is uncertain if Aoki will fight a replacement on NYE or be scratched off the card altogether.
The Calvancante vs. Aoki fight would have been the best match-up on the Yarennoka card. Aoki has been tearing trough opponents with his multicolored spandex and Gogoplata Submissions, as he looked to continue his eight fight win streak on NYE.
JZ Calvancante (14-1) has won the K-1 Grand Prix Tournament two years in a row, making him one of the top lightweights in the sport.