Belal Muhammad was scheduled to combat fellow welterweight stalwart Dhiego Lima in the featured bout of the UFC Vegas 17 “Prelims” inside of APEX this Sat. night time (Dec. 19, 2020) on ESPN+, but COVID-19 experienced other options.
“Woke up yesterday sensation like crap, acquired examined and I was positive for COVID,” Muhammed wrote on social media. “Sucks, but I’ll be again.”
Muhammad (17-3) is the winner of 3 straight, getting not too long ago outpointed Lyman Very good at UFC on ESPN 11 back again in June. As for Lima (15-7), he’s also coming off three consecutive victories, squeaking past Luke Jumeau at UFC 243 very last October.
The Muhammad vs. Lima bout is expected to be rebooked for subsequent month in Abu Dhabi.
COVID-19 also took out the first UFC Vegas 17 headliner in between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev and with four times right up until fight evening, there’s a very genuine possibility we could see the Dec. 19 lineup just take another strike.
Till then, look at out the revised UFC Vegas 17 struggle card correct in this article.