Report: Felipe Colares Tests Positive For COVID-19, Off UFC Vegas 13

Gustavo Lopez needs a new opponent for UFC Vegas 13 after Felipe Colares tested positive for COVID-19 and was pulled from the card.

MMA Fighting first reported the news. Lopez is expected to remain on the card at this time, as UFC officials are seeking a replacement for him to fight.

Colares tells MMA Fighting that he wasn’t feeling any symptoms before testing positive for COVID-19.

“I wasn’t feeling any symptom,” Colares said. “I was having one of the best camps of my life, actually, but God knows what He does.”

Lopez (11-5-0) is winless thus far in the UFC, having dropped a bout to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night: Eye vs. Calvillo. Lopez is a former Combate Americas bantamweight champion and he relinquished the title upon signing with the UFC. Lopez has competed 16 times as a professional MMA fighter and just four of those bouts went the distance.

UFC Vegas 13 takes place on Saturday, November 7 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN 2.

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