Amanda Nunes Tests Positive For COVID, Out Of UFC 265
The planned co-main event for UFC 265 is off after champion Amanda Nunes tested positive for COVID-19 according to reports.
Reigning UFC women’s champion Amanda Nunes will not defend her title at UFC 265.
According to a report by MMAjunkie, Nunes has tested positive for COVID-19. She was scheduled to face Julianna Pena for the bantamweight title next Saturday night.
The report indicates that Nunes, wife Nina Nunes, and their child all tested positive for the virus.
Nina Nunes tells me her, Amanda Nunes and their infant daughter Raegan all tested positive for COVID-19. Wishing them the best. 🙏 https://t.co/6sdsuUZ6Ni
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) July 29, 2021
UFC 265 will feature Derrick Lewis vs. Cyril Gane for the interim heavyweight title from Houston’s Toyota Center.