Curtis Blaydes tests positive for COVID-19, UFC Vegas 15 main event off

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/11/27/curtis-blaydes-tests-positive-for-covid-19-ufc-vegas-15-main-event-off/

The scheduled main event for UFC Vegas 15 has been cancelled, as first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis were going to headline the show in a heavyweight clash but Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19 and the fight is now off. Helwani added that UFC is hoping to reschedule the fight for December but the deal is not finalized yet.

Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis — tomorrow night’s UFC main event — has been canceled, per multiple sources. 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.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 27, 2020

The (14-2-0) Curtis Blaydes and the (24-7-0) Derrick Lewis were coming into the fight on winning streaks as both men have won their last two fights.

UFC Vegas’ card is now set to have nine fights and those are listed below:

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
Malcolm Gordon vs. Su Mudaerji
Nate Maness vs. Luke Sanders
Jonathan Pearce vs. Kai Kamaka

As more information becomes available regarding this situation, we’ll continue to update you here on POST Wrestling.

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