The latest Fight Night event won’t see Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis take place after the battle was cancelled
The UFC was dealt another blow ahead of the latest Fight Night event with the main fight being cancelled on the eve of the show.
Derrick Lewis vs Curtis Blaydes had been built up as a battle of the Heavyweights with both stars keen on getting a title shot in the future.
However, Blaydes tested positive for Covid-19 on the eve of the show and the fight against Lewis was cancelled.
Blaydes didn’t have much to say about his positive test but Lewis certainly didn’t hold back. The Black Beast posted a few photos of social media and suffice to say, he wanted to fight on Saturday.
This put the UFC in a tough spot given that the event would go ahead and they needed a replacement fight.
They did get a replacement in with Anthony Smith taking up the main event slot. The former title contender faces Devin Clark and the pair were to battle for three rounds initially. However, this has now been made a five-round clash and it will be interesting to see how the pair do given they had been training for a three-round fight.
A few other fights were also replaced well before the event due to Covid-19 results and also injuries. The card, at the time of writing, features four fights on the prelim card with six on the main card.
A couple of stars did miss weight and the second last fight now sees Miguel Baeza take on Takashi Sato in a Welterweight clash.
Bantamweight: Martin Day vs Anderson dos Santos
Women’s Flyweight: Gina Mazany vs Rachael Ostovich
Flyweight: Su Mudaerji vs Malcolm Gordon
Catchweight: Luke Sanders vs Nathan Maness
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Smith vs Devin Clark
Welterweight: Miguel Baeza vs Takashi Sato
Heavyweight: Josh Parisian vs Parker Porter
Featherweight: Spike Carlyle vs Bill Algeo
Catchweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs Norma Dumont Viana
Featherweight: Jonathan Pearce vs Kai Kamaka III
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