Covid-19 laid waste on the final card of 2020. Plucked out the Welterweight fight between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev.
Covid-19 impacts the much awaited December 19 fight night event, and has continued the spree of scrapping the main event bouts.
According to reports this time the much anticipated Leon Edwards Vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight is scrapped, as the virus got the hold of Edwards.
While the other day rumor had it that Khamzat picked up the virus, but his team smashed all the concerns. Now, on account of the latest update, similar news has broken-out with a couple modifications i.e., it’s not Khamzat it’s his opponent Leon Edwards who has been tested positive and what’s more consequential is that the source is concrete.
Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev isn’t happening on Dec. 19, per sources. Unfortunately, Edwards recently tested positive for COVID.
UFC is hoping to re-book the fight in early 2021, sources say.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 1, 2020
Although, as per Helwani UFC will plan to get the fight on board for early 2021 but, Leon Edwards Vs. Khamzat Chimaev is the match that was slated to bring a perfect conclusion to an unprecedented year.
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As far as the effect on fight is concerned then the stakes may remain the same whenever it will get on the fight sheet again, i.e., it will bolster the title contentions of at least of the Welterweights and might even prove to be a fight for the No.1 contendership.
Yet, upon its deferral Leon Edwards might cut out a frustrating figure as it was his fight against Tyron Woodley, which was supposed to take place in march but could only become the first main event victimized by the spread the global pandemic, and now when after months of lookout for an opponent he finally zeroed down on Khamzat Chimaev, his fight is off, since, this time it is he himself who became the subject of the very predicament.
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