UFC 258 is down a fight, and COVID-19 is the reported reason.
A bantamweight bout between Pedro Munhoz (18-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Jimmie Rivera (23-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has been pulled from the card due to a positive coronavirus test result by one of the competitors, who was not identified.
MMA Fighting initially reported the news Tuesday. Both UFC.com and UFC promotional partner ESPN have since yanked the bout from their UFC 258 lineup pages.
The fight is expected to be rescheduled.
A 140-pound catchweight fight between Andre Ewell and Chris Gutierrez, which had been moved from UFC Fight Night 184 to the UFC 258 prelims, now has been bumped up to the main card.
UFC 258 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and will be headlined by welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s title defense against Gilbert Burns.
With the cancellation, the UFC 258 lineup now includes:
Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – for welterweight title
Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch
Andre Ewell vs. Chris Gutierrez
Julian Marquez vs. Maki Pitolo
Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller Anthony
Hernandez vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad
Mallory Martin vs. Polyana Viana
Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon
Gabe Green vs. Phil Rowe
Miranda Maverick vs. Gillian Robertson