Nicco Montano, Ricky Simon Pulled From UFC Cards Due To COVID-19

Nicco Montano vs. Julia Avila, and Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher have been scrapped from upcoming UFC events due to positive COVID-19 tests.

Montano (4-3) tested positive for the novel coronavirus, multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting. Her fight against Avila, which was scheduled for the October 3 Fight Night card, has been scrapped.

Simon (16-3) announced on Friday that he has been pulled from his September 5 fight vs. Brian Kelleher (21-11) after one of Simon's cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. Simon made the announcement on Twitter:

UFC Vegas 9 takes place on September 5 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card is headlined by heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai. The October 3 fight night card is headlined by Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana.

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