UFC fighter Irene Aldana has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of her fight with Holly Holm.
Aldana revealed the same through her Instagram page on Wednesday where she noted that she had to withdraw from the fight after the positive test result.
“We are going through a very complicated world situation and my country is no exception: COVID-19. Despite the fact that we made a camp in total isolation with the health measures recommended by the authorities, unfortunately, I had some symptoms and in the pertinent examinations, it was positive. I am still recovering: the first days were complicated in terms of symptoms but I’m much better,” she noted on her Instagram.
She also went on to thank the UFC, Dana White, Mick Maynard and Holly Holm for understanding the situation and added that she will be ready for her next fight within the next few months. Aldana was coming into the fight having won five of her last six fights while Holm was coming off a win against Raquel Pennington at UFC 246.
Reports suggest that UFC might be looking to rebook the fight for October 5.
Holly Holm and Irene Aldana were scheduled to fight at the August 1 fight card of UFC. As the fight had to be called off, it will now be headlined by the showdown between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan.
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