Report: Curtis Blaydes Tests Positive for COVID-19, UFC Vegas 15 Gets New Main Event

Curtis Blaydes has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and the UFC Vegas 15 main event with Derrick Lewis has been canceled.

Ariel Helwani of ESPN first reported the news, while also reporting that a three round co-main event between Anthony Smith and Devin Clark is the new main event of UFC Vegas 15. Helwani also reports that the UFC wants to reschedule Blaydes versus Lewis in December, but nothing has been made official at this time.

UFC Vegas 26: Waterson vs Rodriguez Highlights, Bonuses, Reaction & More News | Fight Night Roundup

There is no word yet on which preliminary card bout will be bumped to the main card to bring the main card back to five fights. This is the second fight to be canned from UFC Vegas 15 this week, as a bout between Amir Albazi and Zhalgas Zhumagulov was canceled due to visa issues on Zhumagulov’s behlf.

UFC Vegas 15 takes place on Saturday, November 28 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Anthony Smith and Devin Clark headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN 2.

Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates and predictions.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web