Zahabi out of Fight Night after positive COVID-19 test

UFC’s last occasion of 2020 has actually been modified once again by a favorable test for COVID-19.

Bantamweight Aiemann Zahabi is off the UFC Battle Night 183 card due to a favorable test that he revealed on social networks on Thursday. Zahabi was arranged to eliminate Drako Rodriguez, however evaluated favorable for the infection in a pre-flight test prior to leaving for Las Vegas and is symptomatic.

“It’s heartbreaking for me not to be there fight week in Vegas but thankfully my COVID-19 symptoms haven’t been too bad so far,” Zahabi composed in the caption to a video he launched on Instagram. “Wishing you all love and safety during this pandemic.”

The Zahabi-Rodriguez bout is the 3rd at Battle Night 183 to be affected by COVID-19. Among the initial heading battles, Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev, was eliminated from the card after Edwards contracted the infection. Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima was likewise canceled after Muhammad signed up a favorable test.

Battle Night 183 will occur Saturday at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas. The 13-battle card is now headlined by a welterweight fight in between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal.

–Field Level Media

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.