Sports Report: Edwards tests positive for COVID-19, out of Chimaev fight

23:51  01 december  2020
23:51  01 december  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Khamzat Chimaev ’s camp have refuted claims that the Russian-born UFC fighter ’s main event contest with Leon Edwards scheduled for December 19 is in danger after reports that Chimaev tested positive Reports emerged in Sweden on Sunday that Chimaev had tested positive for Covid - 19

Jayce Genco has been without symptoms so far, but he's quarantining for 14 days at home.

The highly anticipated welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev will no longer headline UFC Fight Night on Dec. 19 because Edwards recently tested positive for COVID-19, sources told ESPN's Ariel Helwani.

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The UFC reportedly hopes to reschedule the contest for early 2021.

Edwards' case of COVID-19 was "pretty severe," reports ESPN's Brett Okamoto, citing sources; he apparently lost 12 pounds in four days. Edwards is reportedly in the process of recovering at home.

The No. 3-ranked welterweight was looking to end a 17-month layoff. He was scheduled to face former champion Tyron Woodley in March, but the fight was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Covid - 19 : The disease caused by the new coronavirus. But with 20 percent or more of people testing positive for the virus in some parts of the country, Dr. Mina and other researchers are questioning the use of PCR tests as a frontline diagnostic tool.

Burns reportedly tested positive in Las Vegas, where the UFC is having some fighters travel for testing before sending them to '' Fight Island'' in Abu Dhabi. Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting reported Saturday that multiple sources had supported Bohn's report .

Edwards, 29, is coming off a win over Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019 and is riding an eight-fight winning streak.

Chimaev, meanwhile, is the hottest prospect in the promotion. He made his Octagon debut in July and has finished three straight opponents, most recently knocking out Gerald Meerschaert in 17 seconds.

The UFC is considering moving the welterweight co-main event between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal into the main-event slot, Helwani added.

The year-end card, which is set for the UFC Apex, also features Marlon Moraes versus Rob Font, Jose Aldo versus Marlon Vera, and Greg Hardy versus Marcin Tybura.

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