Report: UFC Has Approximate 1,200 Coronavirus Testing Kits For Upcoming Shows

The UFC returns to action this coming weekend with UFC 249, which is headlined by Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje battling for the vacant UFC Interim Lightweight Title.

This is the first of three straight events for the promotion in a one week span, with UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira taking place on May 13 and UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris happening on May 16.

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All three cards are taking place from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida and all three events will see fighters, cornermen and other personnel get tested for the coronavirus.

A report from the Sports Business Journal states that according to UFC COO Lawrence Epstein, a total of 1,200 coronavirus testing kits are available for usage during the week.

“In the early days of this epidemic, the testing capacity had to be focused exclusively on first responders,” Epstein said. “Now with testing capacity expanding, many of these tests that organizations like ours are getting access to don’t impact that testing.”

There are going to be 600 kits for antigen tests and 600 kits for antibodies tests according to the report.

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