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UFC on ESPN+ 41 Loses Several Fights Due to COVID-19 Tests

December 19, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
UFC on ESPN+ 41

The UFC has announced there has been a number of changes to tonight’s UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ card due to COVID-19 tests. You can see the changes to tonight’s fight card below, via the UFC:

* Rick Glenn is being removed from his lightweight bout with Carlton Minus. Stepping in for Glenn will be Christos Giagos, who makes his first Octagon appearance of 2020. This bout will now be at a catchweight of 160-pounds.
* The welterweight bout between Belal Muhammad and Dhiego Lima has been canceled from the card and will be rescheduled at a later date.
* The bantamweight bout between Aiemann Zahabi and Drako Rodriguez has been canceled from the card.
* UFC middleweight Karl Roberson has withdrawn from his matchup against Dalcha Lungiambula and this bout has been canceled.

The UFC Fight Night card has now been shortened down to 12 bouts from its original 16. The card is still moving forward as scheduled, and the headlining welterweight fight between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal remains intact.

The event will be streamed live on ESPN+ tonight in English and Spanish. It’s being held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prelims will be shown on ESPN and ESPN+ starting at 4:00 pm EST.

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