Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos postponed following positive COVID-19 test


UFC officials confirmed to ESPN that Glover Teixeira has tested positive for the deadly virus, and as a result his September 12th main event vs. Thiago Santos has been moved to October 3rd. It will also no longer be a main event, as that spot is already taken by Irene Aldana vs. Holly Holm.

Teixeira (31-7) has been riding a four-fight winning streak, including a dominant fifth-round TKO finish of fellow former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith back in May. The 40-year-old’s team told ESPN that Teixeira feels “100%” and that the positive test result came back on Wednesday morning.




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