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Brian Kelleher vs Ricky Simon scratched after COVID-19 test – MMA Sports

Match between Brian Kelleher And Ricky Simon I ran into another obstacle.

Keleher (22-11 MMA, 6-4 UFC) will play a bantamweight match against Simon (16-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) on Friday in Abu Dhabi, where the UFC Fight Night event was scheduled for January 16th. Was announced. It was postponed after his pre-departure COVID-19 test returned positive.

At this stage, Kelleher is asymptomatic and is likely to be falsely detected.Nonetheless, extensive precautions need to be taken, which means removing Kelleher from the planned contest (via). twitter):

To be honest, I think it’s a false positive. You’ll know right away. I’ll be back soon. Thanks to those who have raised their concerns. All the people I was near were negative on the test. I hope this fight will be rebooked in early February.I know you want to see this fight

We put a lot of work into reaching the peak at a particular time. That’s the difficult part. Please reset and continue. I would like to take a negative test soon and rebook this fight in early February.My girlfriend and training partner are negative and don’t feel any symptoms so hopefully they are false positives

The battle between Kelleher and Simon was originally booked on September 5, but one of Simon’s Cornermen was canceled a week ago. COVID-19 test positive, Therefore, remove the fighter from the match.

The promotion once rescheduled the fight, and now it’s not yet known if Simon will get a new enemy with a sudden notice, or if it will be delayed.

The latest lineup of UFC Fight Nights on January 16th is:

  • Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar
  • Mike Grundy vs. Nik Lentz
  • Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Ringo
  • Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa
  • Punahere Soriano vs. Duscotodrovich
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Bethe Correia vs. Wu Yanan
  • Christian Aguilera vs. Warlley Alves
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. David Zawada
  • Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov
  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico


– MMA Sports

Brian Kelleher vs Ricky Simon scratched after COVID-19 test

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