Rafael dos Anjos Ruled Out of UFC 254 Bout After Positive COVID-19 Test

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos won’t be a part of the UFC 254 pay-per-view on October 24th, as a positive COVID-19 test has ruled him out of his bout against Islam Makhachev.

Dos Anjos announced the positive test via social media on Thursday.

“COVID-19 caught me big time and the doctors cut me out,” said dos Anjos.

It is not known currently if Makhachev can get a new opponent for the show, which is scheduled to happen on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Dos Anjos looked to end a two-fight skid which has seen him drop fights to Leon Edwards and Michael Chiesa.

Makhachev was set to enter the fight on a six-fight streak of victories that dates back to 2016.

UFC 254 is still scheduled to be headlined by UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje.

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