The UFC featherweight championship bout among Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega is off the UFC 260 lineup up coming Saturday.
It was claimed throughout the UFC Vegas 22 broadcast that there will now be only just one championship bout on the UFC 260 card immediately after featherweight winner Alexander Volkanovski analyzed positive for COVID-19. The principal celebration involving heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou continues to be in put.
Alexander Volkanovski issued the adhering to statement on his withdrawal by using Instagram, which reads, in total:
“So devastated to share that I have analyzed beneficial for Covid-19, and my struggle is off and will be rescheduled. I analyzed damaging leaving Australia, adverse right before moving into the UFC bubble, but my latest take a look at was favourable.
“We have labored so really hard finding ready for this struggle, and I’m unquestionably gutted this has occurred. We adopted every single policy and method to continue being covid no cost, but it wasn’t intended to be this time.
“Thanks to everybody below in the States for your help considering that arriving and to anyone back household and all over the world for your constructive messages.
“To my supporters, I’m specific I’ll be bouncing again more powerful than ever ahead of.”
Mind Ortega posted a movie wishing Volkanovski a fast recovery. The bout will be rescheduled soon, but there is no timeline as of nevertheless for how before long the combat will be rebooked.
With the removal of the featherweight championship bout, the up to date lineup for UFC 260 is as follows:
UFC Heavyweight Championship Bout: Stipe Miocic © vs. Francis Ngannou
Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque
Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida
Khama Deserving vs. Jamie Mullarkey
William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield
Hannah Goldy vs. Jessica Penne
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Mical Oleksiejczuk
Jared Gordon vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Miranda Maverick vs. Gillian Robertson
Omar Morales vs. Shane Youthful
Abu Azaitar vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
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