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Ovince Saint Preux says heavyweight move is Definitely not permanent

Ovince Saint Preux celebrates a win in a previous fight. He will be out of tonight's co-main event after positive COVID-19 test.

Ovince Saint Preux out of co-main event after positive COVID-19 test

Ovince Saint Preux has tested positive COVID-19. As a result of the positive test, OSP will no longer be in tonight’s co-main event at UFC Vegas 7.

The light heavyweight bout between Saint Preux and Alonzo Menifield will be now take place at UFC Vegas 9 on Sept. 5.

Ovince Saint Preux says heavyweight move is "Definitely not permanent"
Ovince Saint Preux celebrates a win in a previous fight. He will be out of tonight’s co-main event after positive COVID-19 test.

Saint Preux’s management team said OSP has presented no symptoms and his corner are all clear. Throughout the week, Saint Preux was tested multiple times and tested both positive and negative.

 

UFC Vegas 7 also saw one other fighter test positive for COVID-19. Mark Streigl also tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week and he was removed from his fight against Timur Valve. Streigl was replaced by Trevin Jones.

So far UFC Vegas 7 has been plagued with a number of problems from coronavirus, injuries, fighters missing weight and fighters pulling out. As a result tonight’s event will have nine total fights, which is the tied for second-fewest fights on UFC card with UFC 223in 2018 and a 2015 fight night between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero.

The record for fewest fights on a card came a few weeks ago at UFC Vegas 5 which had just eight fights.

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 7 event will be headlined by a bantamweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz.

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