A fourth UFC card has been affected by the coronavirus as UFC Fight Night Portland, set for Saturday, April 11, is moving to Las Vegas, Nevada and will take place at the UFC Apex.
Aaron Bronsteter of TSN first reported the news, making this the second UFC card to potentially move to Las Vegas due to the coronavirus.
This Saturday Night’s UFC Fight Night Brasilia card will still go on as planned, but will do so in an empty arena setting. UFC Fight Night Columbus, scheduled for March 28, is also expected to be moved to the UFC Apex due to the coronavirus. Also, UFC 249 is expected to be impacted by the coronavirus as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned gatherings of 500+ people in the state.
Bellator 241 will also go on as planned tomorrow night, but much like UFC Fight Night Brasilia, will happen in an empty arena setting. One Championship events will also be moving forward, but each one will also be taking place in an empty arena setting.
There has been no official announcement from the UFC yet regarding UFC Fight Night Portland or any of their events that can be affected by the coronavirus.