Curtis Blaydes Tests Positive For COVID-19, Fight With Derrick Lewis Off

Curtis Blaydes

Heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes has tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore his UFC Vegas 15 main event fight with popular puncher Derrick Lewis has been pulled from tomorrow night’s card

Veteran MMA reporter Ariel Helwani took to social media to break the news.

“Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis — tomorrow night’s UFC main event — has been canceled, per multiple sources,” Helwani wrote. “Blaydes has tested positive for COVID. The promotion is hoping to reschedule the fight in December, sources say, though that isn’t a done deal just yet.”

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One-time 205lb title challenger Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith will now main event the show. He’ll be looking to snap his two-fight losing streak when he squares off against Devin Clark who is currently unranked at light-heavyweight.

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Check out the updated UFC Vegas 15 fight card

Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick LewisCurtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
Devin Clark vs. Anthony Smith
Josh Parisian vs. Parker Porter
Miguel Baeza vs. Takashi Sato
Bill Algeo vs. Spike Carlyle
Norma Dumont vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Martin Day vs. Anderson dos Santos
Gina Mazany vs. Rachael Ostovich
Kai Kamaka III vs. Jonathan Pearce
Malcolm Gordon vs. Su Mudaerji
Nate Maness vs. Luke Sanders

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Will you still be tuning in to UFC Vegas 15 after this news regarding Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis?

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