The first UFC event in 2021 lost a bantamweight battle.
Several people who know the promotion plan confirmed that a positive COVID-19 test for MMA fighting was forced on Friday. Brian Kelleher Withdraw from the scheduled match Ricky Simon so UFC Fight Island 7, Will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 16th. According to sources, Kelleher has not experienced any viral symptoms. MyMMANews.com First reported that the battle was no longer taking place on the card.
So far, nothing has been said about whether the UFC is looking for a replacement for Simon or if the match will be rescheduled.
Kelleher entered and submitted in 2020 in the final battle of his current contract Audiosborn In the first round UFC 246, It won him a new contract with promotion. The “boom” ended in 3-1 years, Hunter Azul And Ray Rodriguez..
Simon competed once in 2020 and won the split decision Ray borg In May at the UFC Jackson Building. The victory snapped the losing streak of two battles at the age of 28.
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Positive COVID-19 test scratches Brian Keleher from Ricky Simon and UFC Fight Island 7 match
https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/1/1/22209383/positive-covid-19-test-scratches-brian-kelleher-from-ufc-fight-island-7-bout-with-ricky-simon Positive COVID-19 test scratches Brian Keleher from Ricky Simon and UFC Fight Island 7 match