The remarkably anticipated showdown is envisioned to be moved to the forthcoming card on Oct. 3 as a substitute in which Teixeira and Santos will clash as part of the similar function that includes Holly Holm experiencing off with Irene Aldana.
Resources close to the predicament confirmed the information to MMA Battling on Thursday pursuing an preliminary report from Combate.
With Santos vs. Teixeira delayed, it’s mysterious what struggle will fill the major party slot on Sept. 12. The co-most important event at present capabilities a strawweight bout amongst Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill.
Coming off a 4-struggle acquire streak, Teixeira is searching to get again into title competition soon after defeating Anthony Smith in his most the latest performance. The 40-year-old Brazilian has been a stalwart of the prime-10 rankings in the 205-pound division for various decades but his new operate has set him back in the vicinity of the major of the body weight course.
However, testing good for COVID-19 will delay Teixeira’s return but it seems he will nevertheless get the prospect to deal with Santos at a later on day.
Santos will be making his 1st look in the UFC due to the fact 2019 when he missing a split determination to Jon Jones. A knee damage endured in the combat pressured Santos into surgery and adhering to a extended restoration, he was scheduled to return for the first time in above a calendar year.
Now Santos will have to wait around right until Oct. 3 to facial area Teixeira with the date for the fight coming a 7 days right after a new gentle heavyweight winner will be topped at UFC 253 when Dominick Reyes can take on Jan Blachowicz.