Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has tested positive for COVID-19 and will have her UFC Fight Night (UFC Vegas 40) headlining bout against Ketlen Vieira rescheduled for a later date. Sherdog.com was first to report the news, stating that the fight will be pushed back until November although the exact event at which the fight will take place has not yet been confirmed.
Tate, who returned to action earlier this year after nearly five years away from the sport, has not yet made a public comment about her status.
The former champion defeated Marion Reneau by way of third round TKO at her comeback fight in July, bringing her already accomplished professional mixed martial arts record to 19-7.
Vieira is coming off a loss to Yana Kunitskaya in February.
With the Miesha Tate vs. Ketlen Vieira postponement the UFC Vegas 40 fight card now looks like this:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe – 265 lbs
Holly Holm vs. Norma Dumont – 145 lbs
Julian Marquez vs. Jordan Wright – 185 lbs
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Da Un Jung – 205 lbs
Ľudovít Klein vs. Nate Landwehr – 145 lbs
Maryna Moroz vs. Luana Carolina – 125 lbs
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Istela Nunes – 115 lbs
Andrew Sanchez vs. Bruno Silva – 185 lbs
Daniel Santos vs. Marcelo Rojo – 135 lbs
Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva – 125 lbs
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