Anthony Hernandez is the latest fighter to fall victim to COVID-19.
Hernandez (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) announced Sunday he’s tested positive for coronavirus and is unable to compete in his scheduled middleweight bout against Rodolfo Vieira (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on the UFC’s first card of the year Jan. 16 in Abu Dhabi.
According to Hernandez’s statement, the matchup is being rescheduled for the promotion’s Feb. 13 event.
Check out his statement below (via <a href=”
Happy New Year! Good news is that #teamFluffy is safe and gear goes out next week 💯 bad news is the fights delayed — 2020 left me with the covid. I’m good tho — and rescheduled for 2/13 🙏🏽🐔🥊 #areyounotentertained
With the loss of the bout, the latest lineup for UFC Fight Night on Jan. 16 includes:
Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar
Mike Grundy vs. Nik Lentz
Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Lingo
Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa
Punahele Soriano vs. Dusko Todorovic
Bethe Correia vs. Wu Yanan
Christian Aguilera vs. Warlley Alves
Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese
Ramazan Emeev vs. David Zawada
Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov
Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico