The main event of UFC Vegas 15, set to happen on Saturday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, has actually been scrapped, with heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes screening positive for COVID-19 ahead of his bout withDerrick Lewis
Blaydes was wanting to score a definitive triumph over compelling Lewis under the main event spotlight in Las Vegas to press his claims for a chance at the UFC heavyweight title in 2021, however thost hopes have actually been rushed following his reported positive test.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani initially reported the news of the bout’s cancellation, stating, “Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis — tomorrow night’s UFC main event — has been canceled, per multiple sources.
< p lang=" en" dir=" ltr">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
“Blaydes has actually evaluated positive for COVID. The promo is wanting to reschedule the battle in December, sources state, though that isn’t a done offer right now.”
As things stand, the event will now be headlined by the light heavyweight clash in between Devin Clark and previous title opposition Anthony Smith.