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Ngannou reacts to UFC moving Columbus event to Vegas: I will still put on a show for the fans

“Doesn’t matter where the fight is at, we’re still going to perform and put on the fun for the fans stuck at home.”

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Yesterday, Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Ronzenstruik had been moved from Columbus, Ohio to Las Vegas, Nevada, following the state of Ohio’s ban on gatherings of 100 people or more in an effort to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Ngannou and Rozenstruik will now perform at the UFC’s state of the art APEX facility in Las Vegas, but no spectators will be permitted on the premises. The event is still scheduled to take place on March 28, per the UFC’s website.

Ngannou, who is currently riding a three-fight KO streak, reacted to the news positively on social media.

“Doesn’t matter where the fight is at, we’re still going to perform and put on the fun for the fans stuck at home. Happy that the @ufc found a way to make this happen at the UFC Apex. One of the most state of the art facilities in sports. Let’s go #areyounotentertained,” the heavyweight knockout artist posted on Twitter yesterday.

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris, which was scheduled to take place on April 11 in Portland, has also been moved to the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas.

“In addition, UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, will be relocated following the State of Oregon’s ban on large public gatherings of 250 or more. These events will now take place in UFC APEX in Las Vegas on the same dates, Saturday, March 28, and Saturday, April 11, respectively. Both events will proceed with only essential personnel in attendance and without spectators. “