According to ESPN, Curtis Blaydes has been pulled from his main event fight with Derrick Lewis after he tested positive for COVID-19.
It is reported that the UFC were hoping to reschedule Blaydes vs. Lewis for sometime in December.
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
Presumably, UFC Vegas 15 will now be headlined by Anthony Smith vs. Devin Clark (which was previously scheduled to be the co-main event).
Blaydes was heading into this weekend’s event, at the UFC APEX, on a four-fight winning streak. After a TKO loss to Francis Ngannou in 2018, he beat Justin Willis, Shamil Abdurakhimov, Junior dos Santos, and Alexander Volkov.
Lewis is on a three-fight winning streak with wins over Blagoy Ivanov, Ilir Latifi, and Aleksei Oleinik.