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HomeSportCOVID KO: UFC Vegas main event SCRAPPED as heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes TESTS POSITIVE for coronavirus

COVID KO: UFC Vegas main event SCRAPPED as heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes TESTS POSITIVE for coronavirus

COVID KO: UFC Vegas main event SCRAPPED as heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes TESTS POSITIVE for coronavirus

The main event of UFC Vegas 15, set to take place on Saturday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, has been scrapped, with heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of his bout with Derrick Lewis.

Blaydes was hoping to score a decisive victory over hard-hitting Lewis under the main event spotlight in Las Vegas to push his claims for a shot at the UFC heavyweight title in 2021, but thost hopes have been dashed following his reported positive test.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani first reported the news of the bout’s cancellation, saying, “Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis — tomorrow night’s UFC main event — has been canceled, per multiple sources.

Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis — tomorrow night’s UFC main event — has been canceled, per multiple sources. Blaydes has tested positive for COVID.

The promotion is hoping to reschedule the fight in December, sources say, though that isn’t a done deal just yet.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 27, 2020

“Blaydes has tested positive for COVID. The promotion is hoping to reschedule the fight in December, sources say, though that isn’t a done deal just yet.”

As things stand, the event will now be headlined by the light heavyweight clash between Devin Clark and former title challenger Anthony Smith.

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