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Thursday, Jul 29, 2021

Amanda Nunes Tests Positive For COVID-19, Off UFC 265 Card

Amanda Nunes (image via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

UFC 265 will no longer feature bantamweight and featherweight champ Amanda Nunes in action, as the renowned fighter has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nunes was scheduled to defend the bantamweight title against Julianna Pena at the August 7th card. But, recently the UFC confirmed to broadcasting partner, ESPN, that Nunes has tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, her bout with Pena has been postponed.

The champ-champ has also announced via social media that she’s no longer fighting at UFC 265.

UFC 265 will feature Derrick Lewis taking on Ciryl Gane for the interim heavyweight title in the main event. The card is taking place in Houston, Texas.


posted by FCF Staff @ 7:09 pm
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