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Positive COVID-19 test forces Angela Hill out of UFC 256 rematch with Tecia Torres

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UFC 256 has lost a strawweight fight between Angela Hill and Tecia Torres.

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Angela Hill will not get the chance to avenge her loss to Tecia Torres this weekend at UFC 256, as a positive COVID-19 test has forced “Overkill” out of the fight.

Hill announced the news on her Twitter account Sunday. It’s currently unknown whether the UFC is looking for a replacement or will pull Torres from the UFC 256 card entirely.

“Tested positive for Covid and won’t be fighting next week,” Hill wrote. “Tried to stay as safe as possible during fightcamp but with mma training there’s virtually no social distancing. Was looking forward to running it back, maybe in the near future.

Torres and Hill first met at UFC 188 in 2015, with Torres winning by unanimous decision. The loss was Hill’s first of her MMA career.

Hill (12-9) was hoping to step into the octagon for the fifth time this year against Torres. Starting the year brightly with wins against Hannah Cifers and Loma Lookboonmee, Hill went on to lose her next two fights to Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson.

Torres (11-5) has only fought once this year, winning a decision against Brianna Van Buren in June. “The Tiny Tornado” lost her last four fights before her most recent win.

UFC 256 takes place this Saturday, December 12th. A flyweight title fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will headline the card.