Rafael Fiziev Tests Positive For COVID-19, Out of UFC 272 Co-Main Event Against Rafael dos Anjos

The co-main event for UFC's March 5th event will have to change. Lightweight Rafael Fiziev has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him out of his UFC 272 fight against Rafael dos Anjos. The matchup was scheduled to be a five-round bout between the lightweights at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Fiziev announced … Continue reading Rafael Fiziev Tests Positive For COVID-19, Out of UFC 272 Co-Main Event Against Rafael dos Anjos

COVID-19 Forces John Lineker Out of ‘Bad Blood’ Title Fight Against Bibiano Fernandes

ONE Championship's February 11th "Bad Blood" event has lost its original main event. John Lineker was reportedly pulled from his title fight against Bibiano Fernandes after testing positive for COVID-19, per Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. The matchup was scheduled to headline an event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Lineker, a former UFC … Continue reading COVID-19 Forces John Lineker Out of ‘Bad Blood’ Title Fight Against Bibiano Fernandes

Triller Delays Second ‘Triad Combat’ Event, Citing COVID-19 Spike

Triller's second "Triad Combat" won't take place later this month. The promotion announced earlier this week that their February 26th event has been postponed indefinitely. The event was set to happen at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Triller has reportedly informed talent that rising COVID-19 cases in the area was why the event was … Continue reading Triller Delays Second ‘Triad Combat’ Event, Citing COVID-19 Spike

ONE Championship Delays Heavyweight Title Fight Due To COVID-19 Protocols

ONE Championship's late-January "Only The Brave" event is set to proceed without a title fight after COVID-19 protocols have hit the card. The promotion removed a title fight from their January 28th lineup earlier this week, as protocols forced Anatoly Malykhin out of his fight against Kirill Grishenko for the promotion's interim heavyweight MMA title, … Continue reading ONE Championship Delays Heavyweight Title Fight Due To COVID-19 Protocols

Report: Vaccinated UFC Fighters No Longer Required To Be Tested For COVID-19, Quarantine At Events

UFC has loosened their COVID-19 protocol surrounding vaccinated talent. The promotion will no longer require vaccinated fighters or coaches to quarantine or be tested during fight weeks, per a company memo that was recently reported on by Nolan King of MMA Junkie. A requirement is still in place for vaccinated fighters and coaches to take … Continue reading Report: Vaccinated UFC Fighters No Longer Required To Be Tested For COVID-19, Quarantine At Events

ONE Championship’s ‘Heavy Hitters’ Down To Eight Fights Due To COVID-19 Protocols

ONE Championship's first event of 2022 has suffered numerous changes due to COVID-19 protocols. The promotion announced Wednesday that their "Heavy Hitters" card will proceed as eight bouts in total, down four fights compared to the start of the week. The biggest hit to the card is the loss of a title fight. A ONE … Continue reading ONE Championship’s ‘Heavy Hitters’ Down To Eight Fights Due To COVID-19 Protocols

Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho Off January 15th UFC Card, Moved To UFC 270

Just hours after Michel Pereira was reportedly given a new opponent for this weekend, he has gotten his fight booted ahead by a week due to COVID-19 protocols. Pereira is now expected to face Andre Fialho at UFC's January 22nd pay-per-view card, per a report from Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. The matchup is expected … Continue reading Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho Off January 15th UFC Card, Moved To UFC 270

One Year Later: A Discussion on COVID-19 With Dr. Jason Kindrachuk

Nearing two full years of the world in the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions about the virus continue to change. Just like how the virus continues to affect our social lives, jobs, education and more, it played a big role in athletics. Throughout 2021, COVID-19 was an issue for MMA. Countless fighters tested positive for the virus, … Continue reading One Year Later: A Discussion on COVID-19 With Dr. Jason Kindrachuk

COVID-19 Protocol Forces Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry Off UFC ‘Fight Night’

UFC's last event of the year will proceed without a bout, as COVID-19 protocols forced Victor Henry out of his fight against Raoni Barcelos. The bantamweight contest was canceled after Henry tested positive for COVID-19, per a report from Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. The bout was expected to take place at the UFC APEX … Continue reading COVID-19 Protocol Forces Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry Off UFC ‘Fight Night’

COVID-19 Protocols Force Jeremiah Wells vs. Jake Matthews Off December 4th UFC ‘Fight Night’

UFC's December 4th card lost a fight on Saturday morning, as COVID-19 protocols forced a fight between Jeremiah Wells and Jake Matthews out of the lineup. The fight was set to happen Saturday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Wells revealed the news on Saturday morning, claiming that the fight was … Continue reading COVID-19 Protocols Force Jeremiah Wells vs. Jake Matthews Off December 4th UFC ‘Fight Night’