In a statement issued today on the official Pride FC website, it was announced that Bazigit “Volk” Atajev will not be able to fight on the Pride 34: Kamikaze fight card due to an internal disease. This leaves Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel without an opponent. Pride said that Yvel’s position on the fight card is currently under consideration.
A member of the Russian Top Team, Atajev currently has a professional record of 12-1. He was planning on making his second fight for Pride.
Yvel was planning a return to the Pride ring after being away for nearly a year. He was slated to fight on Pride’s American event in Las Vegas, Nev. in February, but was denied a license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.