Matt Frevola Announces He Is Off UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov, Justin Jaynes Replacing Him


Matt Frevola was scheduled to battle Frank Camacho this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volokov, but that won’t be happening now as Frevola’s cornerman in fellow UFC fighter Billy Quarantillo tested positive for the coronavirus.

Frevola announced the news himself through Instagram:

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The UFC has pulled me from my fight due to one of my cornerman testing positive for COVID-19. We did everything possible to make this fight happen. They tested me twice and both results came back negative. I also provided proof of my positive antibodies test from April 30th but the UFC did not want any liability or to risk it. Being that there is a lack of knowledge on the incubation period and still so many unknowns regarding covid 19, they decided to pull me bc of the 2 positive test result from my teammate and brother, Billy Q. He’s been a huge help and source of support throughout camp and I have no hard feelings. He is 100% healthy at the moment and feels fine, so he must be asymptomatic. This is a Crazy situation and everything happens for a reason. I am on weight and prepared to the fullest. I was really excited for this fight with Frank and told him if they find him a new opponent for Saturday I will be rooting for him. If not, I’m willing to rebook this fight ASAP or when ever he wants. I’m sorry to everyone who was excited to watch me fight and supports me along this journey, I really felt the love --. Can’t believe I’m the first fighter to get 2 fights canceled due to this virus (without even having it) but I know it has effected a lot more lives in worse ways ---- . Figuring out the next move from here and will keep moving forward, that’s what we do! Should be booked to fight again ASAP and hope the UFC continues to take care of me.

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Replacing Frevola against Camacho is Justin Jaynes, which was first reported by MMA Junkie.

Camacho (22-8-0) has won just one of his last four in the UFC, with that lone win coming over Nick Hein at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Camacho hasn’t picked up a victory in just about a year, as UFC Fight Night Stockholm took place in June of 2019. Camacho has picked up twenty two wins as a professional MMA fighter and seventeen of them came by way of KO/TKO.

Jaynes (15-4-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this bout and does so on the strength of a four fight winning streak. Jaynes hasn’t suffered a defeat in over two years, with that last loss coming to Tommy Aaron in September of 2017. Jaynes has suffered four losses as a professional MMA fighter and all of them came by way of decision.

UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov takes place on Saturday, June 20 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.

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