One day earlier than UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, the UFC should put a brand new main fight on the high of its short-term agenda. Top heavyweight Curtis Blaydes tested positive at coronavirus on Libra Day, his fight with Derrick Lewis was known as off.
The American wished to attain his fifth straight win within the fight towards Lewis and thus proceed to carry out within the UFC title race, whereas Lewis, who arrived with three wins behind him, wished to make the bounce to the highest group. However, the victorious heavyweight ought to have waited a very long time, as Stipe Miocic continues to be taking his time to defend his title towards Francis Ngannou.
How the UFC will react to failure has but to be decided. Light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Devin Clark, who had been scheduled for the co-main occasion, are anticipated to finish tomorrow’s fight evening at brief discover. For Smith, it could be the seventh consecutive main fight. Already in August, he solely entered this system accidentally towards Aleksandar Rakic, when Yair Rodriguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov had been presupposed to be within the main fight.
Blaydes is already the second fighter in this system to be canceled attributable to a test Covid. Originally, Renato Moicano and Rafael Fiziev had been additionally presupposed to fight tomorrow evening. After the Brazilian tested positive, the UFC postponed the fight to UFC 256 in two weeks.
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