Roman Kopylov

Russia

Stepping in against Duraev
MiddleweightUFC
September 21, 2021
Kopylov will fight Albert Duraev in a middleweight bout at UFC 267 in October, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Kopylov was scratched from UFC Vegas 33 due to visa issues. He'll get the chance to welcome Duraev to the UFC. Kopylov has a three-inch height advantage in the fight.
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Pulled due to visa issues
MiddleweightUFC
July 27, 2021
Kopylov will no longer be taking on Sam Alvey at UFC Vegas 33 on Saturday, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Kopylov will ultimately be a late scratch due to issues obtaining a visa to get into the United States. The original aim of the UFC was to get Alvey a replacement opponent, but nothing materialized on short notice. Alvey is now set to face a yet-to-be determined opponent on Aug. 28, while it's unclear what the UFC has in mind for Kopylov.
Booked for UFC Vegas 33
MiddleweightUFC
July 17, 2021
Kopylov will square off against Sam Alvey at UFC Vegas 33, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Kopylov lost his debut UFC match to Karl Roberson in November of 2019 and has not fought since. He most recently withdrew from a fight scheduled against Tom Breese in October. However, he is now set to take on Alvey, who is entering the bout on a five-match losing skid.
Drops from October bout
MiddleweightUFC
September 26, 2020
Kopylov won't face Tom Breese as previously scheduled at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 10, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Kopylov hasn't been in the Octagon since losing his UFC debut to Karl Roberson in November, and it'll be awhile longer before he makes his return. The reason for his withdrawal remains unclear. K.B. Bhullar will instead face Breese next week.
October matchup with Tom Breese
MiddleweightUFC
August 28, 2020
Kopylov will face Tom Breese in a middleweight bout Oct. 3 at UFC Fight Night, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Kopylov was slated to fight Eric Spicely at UFC Columbus in March, but that event was scratched due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Russian-born fighter hasn't been in the Octagon since losing his UFC debut to Karl Roberson in November, which was the first loss of his professional career. Breese is coming off a TKO loss -- the first such loss of his career -- to Brendan Allen in February.
Fighting at UFC Columbus
MiddleweightUFC
February 21, 2020
Kopylov will be taking on Eric Spicely on March 28 at UFC Columbus, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Kopylov was added to replace Puna Soriano at UFC Columbus. Kopylov carries a 8-1 overall MMA record, but is 0-1 in the UFC.