Earlier now (Weds., July 22, 2020) it was introduced that Irene Aldana was pressured to withdraw from her a remarkably-expected women’s Bantamweight bout versus Holly Holm, which was scheduled to headline the forthcoming UFC Struggle Evening event on Aug. 1, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hrs just after the preliminary announcement, Aldana announced that the reason for her withdrawal was a final result of tests positive for COVID-19.
“We are heading via a quite difficult entire world situation, and my nation is not the exception to COVID-19. Inspite of the reality that our camp was in entire isolation and we took right measures advocate by authorities, I seasoned some indicators and tested constructive.
“I’m even now in recovery. The 1st times were being complicated in terms of signs or symptoms, but I’m much better. You know my professionalism and my fascination in a determination of this dimension. My enthusiasm and preparation is and will be complete,” she continued.
“I deeply value UFC, its president Dana White, Mick Maynard and my opponent and her team for remaining so knowing, we will be ready for the new date that the organization assign us in the months ahead.”
It’s a hard break for Aldana, who was looking for her coming out social gathering with a gain more than Holm, which would have probable acquired her a title combat from present UFC champ-champ, Amanda Nunes. As for Holm, there are no plans for her to remain on the card according to her manager.
As a outcome, the Middleweight bout concerning Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan has been promoted to headliner, while it will only be a 3-spherical battle