3:51PM EDT UPDATE: Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden has reportedly been placed back into the UFC lineup. The article has been updated to reflect this change.
Troubles continued for UFC’s July 31st “Fight Night” on the morning of the event, as the card lost another fight.
The recent changes have taken the total number of fights in the lineup down to 10. The event has lost six fights over the course of this week for various reasons.
The fights were set to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
‘Fight Night’ Loses Co-Main Event
Rani Yahya was removed from his co-main event fight against Kang Kyung-ho after testing positive for COVID-19, per a statement made by the athlete via social media.
Yahya was looking to build off the momentum of a submission win he scored against Ray Rodriguez earlier this year.
The fight delays Kang’s return to the cage, as he was looking to compete for the first time since late 2019.
Gooden vs. Stolze Off, Then Back On
A fight between Jared Gooden and Niklas Stolze was removed from the lineup on Saturday, but it has reportedly found its way back onto the card again.
The fight was initially removed due to COVID-19 protocols, although it was put back into the show after a doctor’s clearance, per Marc Raimondi of ESPN.
UFC’s “Fight Night” card has suffered losses across the week. On Friday, two bouts were removed from the card after one fighter missed weight by a large amount, with another not hitting the scale.
The card still has its main event, which sees middleweights Sean Strickland and Uriah Hall face off.