Sport Complete List Of COVID-19 Cases In UFC
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Thehas really taken a toll on the entire planet. As far as the sports world is concerned, it put a halt to all activity for a few months for precautionary reasons. After all, no one was (or still is) equipped to battle this invisible enemy.
A few months into the pandemic, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, defied the odds andof being the first major sports organization to get the ball rolling, staging UFC 249 on May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. It didn’t take long for COVID-19 to show its ugly head, though, as Ronaldo Souza and a few of his cornermen , prompting his removal from the event.
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As a result,— as well as to stage fights — in order to further prevent the spread of the virus at events.
Several cases have popped up since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020, forcing the promotion to scramble, reschedule bouts and book last-minute replacements. Below you will find the extensive and updated list of all the positive tests produced by fighters and/or their coaching staff, as well as those who were affected by coronavirus without testing positive.
- Rose Namajunas revealed she had withdrawn from her fight against Jessica Andrade at UFC 249 after to COVID-19.
- Lyman Good was the first UFC fighter to and was forced to withdraw from UFC 249 where he was originally set to take on Belal Muhammad on April 19.
- Ronaldo Souza tested positive for COVID-19, and “Jacare” was forced to withdraw from his fight against Uriah Hall at UFC 249.
- Ian Heinisch from UFC 250 after one of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. A day later it was revealed the test was a and Heinisch was allowed to compete on the card against Gerald Meerschaert.
- Matt Frevola was against Frank Camacho at UFC Vegas 3 after one of Frevola’s cornermen — UFC fighter Billy Quarantillo — tested positive. Frevola produced two negative results, but was kept from fighting for precautionary reasons.
- Ramiz Brahimaj was against Takashi Soto at UFC Vegas 4 on June 26 after one of his cornermen tested positive.
- On July 3, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov — Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and trainer — as a result of complications stemming from COVID-19.
- Gilbert Burns and his coach, Greg Jones, on July 3 and “Durinho” was forced out of his Welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman. Jorge Masvidal was pegged as a late replacement. In turn, Masvidal’s trainer, Mike Brown, also and was unable to make the trip to “Fight Island.”
- Alexander Romanov was from his fight against Marcin Tybura at UFC 251 on July 9 after testing positive.
- Pedro Munhoz and was forced to withdraw from his fight against Frankie Edgar, which was set to headline UFC Fight Island 1 on July 15. It was rebooked a few more times and eventually headlined UFC on ESPN 15 on Aug. 22.
- Vinicius Moreira was forced to withdraw from his fight against Modestas Bukauskas at UFC Fight Island 1 after .
- Anderson dos Santos and was also forced out of UFC Fight Island 1.
- A fight between Carla Esparza and Marina Rodriguez was scrapped from UFC Fight Island 1 after one of Rodriguez’s .
- After testing positive for COVID-19 months before his scheduled fight against Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2, Deiveson Figueiredo was in danger of being pulled from the fight after a on July 10. He and submitted “Joe Jitsu” to retain his Flyweight title.
- Irene Aldana was forced to withdraw from her fight against Holly Holm — which was set to headline UFC Vegas 5 — on July 22 after
- Viviane Araujo and withdrew from her fight against Jennifer Maia set for UFC Vegas 5. She was replaced by Joanne Calderwood.
- Gerald Meerschaert and was removed from his fight against Ed Herman at UFC Vegas 5.
- A fight between Nicco Montano and Julia Avila was set to go down on Aug. 8 at UFC Vegas 6, but was rescheduled after one of .
- A rematch between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba was scratched from UFC 252 after Cutelaba . It was rebooked for UFC Vegas 8 on Aug. 29.
- On Aug. 20, Mark Streigl and was unable to make his UFC debut against Timur Valiev at UFC on ESPN 15.
- Ovince Saint Preux and forced to withdraw from his fight against Alonzo Menifield, scheduled to go down at UFC on ESPN 15 on Aug. 22.
- Nicco Montano on Aug. 29 and her fight against Julia Avila was once again rescheduled, this time for Sept. 5.
- On Aug. 29, Ricky Simon was pulled from his fight against Brian Kelleher set for UFC Vegas 9 on Sept. 5 after one of .
- On Aug. 29 Ion Cutelaba again tested positive for COVID-19 and his rematch against Magomed Ankalaev .
- On Sept. 2, Glover Teixeira and his Light Heavyweight bout against Thiago Santos — which was set to headline UFC Vegas 10 on Sept. 12 — will now be the co-main event to a “Fight Night” event headlined by Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana on Oct. 3.
- On Sept. 4, Cody Garbrandt announced he had ahead of his title fight against Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 255. In the end, a torn bicep is what forced “No Love” out of the event.
- On Sept. 5, Thiago Moises and his fight against Jaline Turner — set to go down at UFC Vegas 9 that night — was scratched.
- On Sept 5, UFC Vegas 9 suffered another setback due to COVID 19 — and on fight day, no less — as Marco Rogerio de Lima and was forced out of his Heavyweight fight against Alexander Romanov. No replacement could be found on such short notice.
- On Sept 5. Kevin Natividad was pulled from his fight against Brian Kelleher, initially for undisclosed reasons. It was later revealed that Natividad’s . Kevin convinced the promotion to test him further due to the fact that all of his team who made the trip to Vegas tested negative. Results of the additional tests came back negative, though the decision to keep Natividad from fighting for precautionary reasons remained.
- On Sept. 10, Frank Camacho tested positive for coronavirus and was yanked from his UFC Vegas 10 showdown opposite Brock Weaver and .
- On Sept. 15, Daniel Cormier revealed that he around five weeks prior to his championship trilogy fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 252, which went down on Aug. 15, 2020. “DC’s” diagnosis was not revealed at the time, though he did pass all of the pre-fight COVID-19 tests prior to the fight.
- On Sept. 15, Eduardo Garagorri was forced out of his fight against Mirsad Bektic — which was scheduled for UFC Vegas 11 on Sept. 19, 2020 — after one of his cornermen
- On Sept. 15, Thiago Santos and was forced out of his fight against Glover Teixeira which was set to go down on Oct. 3. Two weeks prior, it was Teixeira who , prompting the promotion to reschedule the fight to Oct. 3.
- On Sept. 16, Johnny Walker revealed he had sometime in August, which ultimately delayed his return to action. He was eventually booked to face Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 11, set to go down on Sept. 19.
- On Sept. 17, Nate Landwehr and was forced out of his fight against Shane Young, which was set to go down this Saturday night (Sept. 26, 2020) at UFC 253.
- On Oct. 1, Wellington Turman a few weeks prior.
- On Oct. 3, 2020, Alejandro Perez and was forced to withdraw from his fight against Thomas Almeida, which was set to go down on Oct. 10.
- On Oct. 7, 2020, Mounir Lazzez and was pulled from his scheduled fight against David Zawada, which was set to go down at UFC Fight Island 6 on Oct. 17.
- On Oct. 8, 2020, Rafael dos Anjos and was pulled from his fight against Islam Makhachev, which was scheduled to go down at UFC 254 on Oct. 24, 2020.
- On Oct. 9, 2020, Brian Ortega’s head trainer — Rener Gracie —- . As a result, he was unable to make the trip to Abu Dhabi to corner Ortega in his fight against “The Korean Zombie,” set for Oct. 17 at UFC Fight Island 6.
- On Oct. 15, 2020, Cynthia Calvillo and was forced out of her fight against Lauren Murphy, which was set to go down at UFC 254 on Oct. 24, 2020.
- On Oct. 23, 2020, Ali Abdelaziz — manager to several UFC fighters — announced that he had and had to be hospitalized.
- On Oct. 27, Gabriel Benitez and was removed from his fight against Justin Jaynes, which was scheduled to go down at UFC Vegas 14 on Nov. 14.
- Felipe Colares on Nov. 1 and was forced out of his fight against Gustavo Lopez, which was set to go down at UFC Vegas 13 on Nov. 7, 2020.
- On Nov. 22, Renato Moicano revealed that he and that his bout against Rafael Fiziev was taken off UFC Vegas 15 and shifted over to UFC 256 on Dec. 12, 2020.
- On. Nov. 27, it was announced that Curtis Blaydes had a day before his scheduled Heavyweight bout against Derrick Lewis, which was set to headline UFC Vegas 15 on Sat., Nov. 28, 2020.
- On Nov. 28, Kevin Holland was forced out of his bout against Jack Hermansson -- which was set to headline UFC Vegas 16 on Sat. Dec. 5, 2020 -- after he .
- On Dec. 1, 2020, Leon Edwards and was forced out of his fight against Khamzat Chimaev, which was supposed to headline UFC Vegas 17 on Dec. 19, 2020.
- On Dec. 5, it was announced that Movsar Evloev and one of Montana De La Rosa’s cornermen tested positive for COVID-19, out of UFC Vegas 16.
- On Dec. 7, Angela Hill announced that she had , forcing her out of her scheduled fight against Tecia Torres, which was set to go down at UFC 256.
- On Dec. 7, Karl Roberson announced he had and was forced to postpone his fight against Dalcha Lungiambula — which was set for UFC 256 — to go down at UFC Vegas 17 on Dec. 19.
- Alexandre Pantoja on Dec. 14, canceling his bout against Manel Kape at UFC Vegas 17, which was eventually rebooked for UFC Vegas 18.
- Dwight Grant on Dec. 8, forcing him out of his scheduled fight against Li Jingliang at UFC 256.
- Jared Vanderaa on December 10, forcing him out of UFC 256.
- Muslim Salikhov , forcing him out of his scheduled bout against Santiago Ponzinibbio on “Fight Island” on Jan. 16.
- Belal Muhammad , forcing him out of his fight against Dhiego Lima, which was set for UFC Vegas 17.
- Rick Glenn on Dec. 17, forcing him out of his fight against Carlton Minus at UFC Vegas 17.
- Aiemann Zahabi , forcing him out of his fight against Drako Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 17.
- Jordan Espinoza , forcing him out of his fight against Tim Elliott which was set for UFC Fight Island 7.
- Khamzat Chimaev was forced out of his fight against Leon Edwards on Dec. 29 due to after testing positive for the virus in .
- Brian Kelleher , as a result his fight against Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Island 7 was canceled and rebooked for UFC 258.
- Anthony Hernandez , forcing him out of his fight against Rodolfo Vieira at UFC 258.
- Merab Dvalishvili tested positive on Jan 9, forcing him out of his fight against Cody Stamann
- Chris Weidman , canceling his fight against Uriah Hall which was set to co-headline UFC 258.
- Andre Ewell , forcing him out of his fight against Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 18.
- Raphael Assuncao , forcing him out of his scheduled bout against Raoni Barcelos at UFC Vegas 18.
- Marion Reneau , forcing her out of her scheduled fight against Macy Chiasson at UFC Vegas 18.
- Jimmie Rivera was at UFC 258 after testing positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 9.
- On Feb. 11, Khamzat Chimaev of his rescheduled fight against Leon Edwards due to lingering issues of his battle with COVID-19, which has been plaguing him since November.
- Raoni Barcelos was removed from his fight against Marcelo Rojo — which was set to go down at UFC Vegas 20 — after on Feb. 22.
- On Feb. 25, Alonzo Menifield , forcing him out of his scheduled fight against William Knight at UFC Vegas 20.
- Jamahal Hill , forcing him out of his fight against Paul Craig at UFC Vegas 22.
- Paulo Costa , but didn’t reveal until he was against Robert Whittaker — which was scheduled to go down on April — due to complications.
- Alexander Volkanovski was forced out of his fight against Brain Ortega at UFC 260 .
- Hannah Goldy was after she tested positive on March 24.
- William Knight was against Alonzo Menifield, which was set for UFC 260, as a result of COVID-19 protocols.
It's important to keep in mind that the list above only shows documented and confirmed cases that have been made public.
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