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Positive COVID-19 Test Takes Curtis Blaydes Out of Saturday’s UFC Main Event Against Derrick Lewis

Saturday's UFC card has lots the main event, as a positive COVID-19 test has removed Curtis Blaydes from his five-round fight against Derrick Lewis. Ariel Helwani of ESPN was the first to report the news. The fight was scheduled to headline a "Fight Night" card from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The … Continue reading Positive COVID-19 Test Takes Curtis Blaydes Out of Saturday’s UFC Main Event Against Derrick Lewis

ONE Championship To Allow Attendance of 250 At October 30th Event In Singapore

ONE Championship's October 30th event will be their first to happen with a live audience since COVID-19, per an announcement on Friday. "Inside The Matrix," a card which is set to happen from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, will allow 250 fans in live attendance. The move comes two days after the Singapore Ministry … Continue reading ONE Championship To Allow Attendance of 250 At October 30th Event In Singapore

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

Positive COVID-19 Test Takes Mounir Lazzez Out of October 17th UFC Bout Against David Zawada

A positive COVID-19 test has taken Mounir Lazzez out of his October 17th bout against David Zawada, per a report from Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie. It is not known currently whether Zawada will get a replacement opponent. The fight was set to be Lazzez's second in the UFC. He made his promotional debut earlier … Continue reading Positive COVID-19 Test Takes Mounir Lazzez Out of October 17th UFC Bout Against David Zawada

Positive COVID-19 Test Takes Alejandro Perez Out of October 10th Bout Against Thomas Almeida

A positive COVID-19 test has knocked Alejandro Perez out of his October 10th UFC bout against Thomas Almeida. The cancelled fight was first reported by Carlos Contreras Legaspi of Milenio. The matchup is no longer part of the "Fight Night" card which is scheduled to happen on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. … Continue reading Positive COVID-19 Test Takes Alejandro Perez Out of October 10th Bout Against Thomas Almeida

Wellington Turman Out of October 31st Bout Against Sean Strickland Following COVID-19 Quarantine

Wellington Turman has withdrawn from his October 31st bout against Sean Strickland on a UFC "Fight Night" card. News of the removed bout was first broken by Marcelo Barone of Combate. In an interview with MMA Fighting, Turman revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 in early September. He served a quarantine due to the … Continue reading Wellington Turman Out of October 31st Bout Against Sean Strickland Following COVID-19 Quarantine

Pancrase To Return With “Pancrase 318 – Beyond 317!” on September 27th

Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase is set to hold "Pancrase 318 - Beyond 317!" on September 27th, the promotion's first event back after cancelling a card due to a fighter testing positive with COVID-19. The card will feature a championship bout, as Genpei Hayashi and Tatsuya Saika will fight for the vacant interim Lightweight King of … Continue reading Pancrase To Return With “Pancrase 318 – Beyond 317!” on September 27th

Bellator Announces Partnership With CBS Sports, Announces Three October Shows

Bellator MMA is set to move to the CBS Sports Network in October, holding three events on the channel within the month, per an announcement made by the promotion on Friday. The promotion's three-event lineup for October includes their debut in France, the return of featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and an event in Italy on … Continue reading Bellator Announces Partnership With CBS Sports, Announces Three October Shows

Thiago Moises Out of September 5th Bout Against Jalin Turner Due To Positive COVID-19 Test

Saturday night's UFC "Fight Night" has lost another bout, as a positive COVID-19 test on Thiago Moises has removed him from his main card fight against Jalin Turner. News of the change was first reported by Ana Hissa of Combate. The changed status of the lightweight contest bumps the UFC card down to eight fights … Continue reading Thiago Moises Out of September 5th Bout Against Jalin Turner Due To Positive COVID-19 Test

Pancrase 317 Cancelled After Fighter Tests Positive For COVID-19

10:15PM EDT UPDATE: Article has been updated with a press release statement from Pancrase. Last Sunday's Pancrase event "Pancrase 317" was cancelled on short notice following an athlete testing positive for COVID-19. The card, which was set to have 17 bouts on it, was cancelled moments before it's Youtube live stream was set to go … Continue reading Pancrase 317 Cancelled After Fighter Tests Positive For COVID-19