Alex Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Off UFC 260 Due To COVID-19

Alex Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega will no longer serve as the co-main event for UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 due to COVID-19 protocols.

UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald announced the fight will be rescheduled for a later date. Volkanovski will be unable to compete due to some sort of complications with the promotion's COVID-19 protocols.

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Volkanovski (22-1) is coming off consecutive UFC featherweight title wins over "Blessed" Max Holloway. "The Great" is undefeated in his UFC career and is on an 18-fight winning streak dating back to December 2013. Ortega (15-1) bounced back from his TKO loss to Max Holloway with an impressive unanimous decision win over "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung late last year.

UFC 260 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 27. The pay-per-view card is headlined by a UFC heavyweight title rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. Keep up with Fightful for all your event-related coverage.

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