The co-main event of UFC 265 seems to be off, as UFC featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes tested positive based on reports from ESPN and MMA Junkie.
BREAKING: Amanda Nunes tested positive for COVID, UFC chief’s Hunter Campbell tells ESPN, cancelling her UFC 265 bantamweight title fight with Julianna Peña that was set for Aug. 7.— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 29, 2021
Campbell said the plan is to reschedule the bout when Nunes is healthy:https://t.co/a0FKwtZtUb
Nunes was expected to meet challenger Julianna Peña in the co-main event of UFC 265 underneath the interim heavyweight title fight between Cyril Gane and Derrick Lewis, but will now be rescheduled once Nunes has recovered.
MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn subsequently reported that in addition to Amanda Nunes, her wife Nina Nunes, and their infant daughter Reagan have also tested positive.
Nina Nunes tells me her, Amanda Nunes and their infant daughter Raegan all tested positive for COVID-19. Wishing them the best. -- https://t.co/6sdsuUZ6Ni— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) July 29, 2021
UFC 265 is currently scheduled for August 7th from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, and one would assume the bantamweight bout between former champion José Aldo and Pedro Munhoz would slot into the co-main event.