In one fell swoop, the UFC Vegas 16 lineup has been reduced by almost 30%.
Three of the eleven fights scheduled for Saturday’s show are no longer happening. Positive COVID-19 tests have led to the UFC scrapping the following matchups: Montana De La Rosa vs. Taila Santos and Movsar Evloev vs. Nate Landwehr. De La Rosa vs. Santos and Evloev vs. Landwehr were supposed to be on the main card. As if that wasn’t enough. Jimmy Flick vs. Cody Durden was slated for the prelims, but that’s off for a non-COVID issue.
The UFC has been ravaged throughout the past few weeks and even for a few upcoming shows as a result of this pandemic, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon.
Here’s what is left of the card:
Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jamahal Hill
Gabriel Benitez vs. Justin Jaynes
Roman Dolidze vs. John Allan Arte
Matt Wiman vs. Jordan Leavitt
Louis Smolka vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Ilia Topuria vs. Damon Jackson
Gian Villante vs. Jake Collier