This month’s Invicta FC 43 card is down a title fight as Pearl Gonzalez, who was set to face Erin Blanchfield for the vacant flyweight title, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Gonzalez revealed the news with a video posted on Instagram:
Nolan King of MMA Junkie provided the following transcript of what Gonzalez said in the video:
“Hey guys, I hope you guys are doing well. I just wanted to come out here … and tell you guys I’m really sorry, but I’m not fighting on Nov. 20. I’ve got COVID, and I’ve been really sick these last couple of days. My camp, Shannon (Knapp), and (I) just decided it would be best if I hold out.
“This (expletive) is brutal and spiking, so just take care of yourself. Make sure you’re taking your supplements, washing your hands, and wearing your masks. I’ll talk to you guys soon when I’m back feeling better and let you know an update of how I’m doing. I love you guys. Thank you for your support.”
A bout for the vacant strawweight title between Emily Ducote and Montseratt Ruiz is now expected to headline the card.