UFC Vegas 20 continues taking COVID-19 hits; one bout canceled, one added
Despite the indisputable fact that the COVID-19 numbers all over the United States continue to decline, this week’s UFC Vegas 20 strive against card continues to grab hits from the radical coronavirus prompted illness.
Raoni Barcelos joins Raphael Assuncao in COVID-19 withdrawal
Within days of getting a brand recent opponent, Raoni Barcelos changed into himself forced to withdraw from Saturday’s UFC Vegas 20 tournament.
Barcelos had been slated to face Raphael Assuncao on Saturday, nonetheless Assuncao withdrew about a weeks within the past after testing sure for COVID-19. He changed into changed over the weekend by Marcelo Rojo, nonetheless Barcelos has now examined sure for COVID-19 and additionally had to withdraw.
It wasn’t sure at the time of publication if Rojo would remain on the card.
Randy Brown withdraws from UFC Vegas 20
Sources on Monday additionally confirmed that Randy Brown is out of his bout with Alex Oliveira, though tiny print of why he withdrew had been now now not divulged. MMAJunkie changed into the foremost outlet to document Brown falling out of the strive against.
The UFC is attempting to take a study a replacement to abet Oliveira on the strive against card, nonetheless no announcement had been made as of noon Monday.
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder added to UFC Vegas 20 strive against card
No longer all news concerning UFC Vegas 20 has been unfavorable. Officials equipped a brand recent addition to the strive against card at some stage in final Saturday’s UFC Vegas 19 broadcast on ESPN+.
The promotion has added a strawweight strive against between Angela Hill and Ashley Yoder to the card.
Hill (12-9) has been a number of the UFC’s busiest opponents over the final couple of years. She fought four occasions in 2019 and four extra occasions in 2020. She would like had 5 bouts in 2020, nonetheless had to withdraw from her UFC 256 bout opposite Tecia Torres after testing sure for COVID-19.
She changed into on a 3-strive against successful proceed earlier than shedding her final two bouts to Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson, every by slim destroy up decision verdicts.
Yoder (8-6) final fought in November, defeating Miranda Granger by unanimous decision. She’ll be attempting to create some momentum with a victory over Hill.
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