This weekend’s UFC 266 pay-per-view has lost a fight after Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva was scratched due to COVID-19 protocols.
Combate’s Evy Rodrigues first reported that the Fiorot vs. Silva fight has been nixed from UFC 266 due to COVID-19 protocols, though it isn’t known if it was a fighter who tested positive or if they had close contact with someone who has the coronavirus. Either way, the fight has now been lost from the card. UFC 266 is now down to 13 fights with the scratch, though fortunately for Fiorot and Silva, the UFC was able to quickly re-book the fight and it will take place on October 16, on the card headlined by Ketlen Vieira and Miesha Tate.
A luta entre a brasileira Mayra Sheetara e a francesa Manon Fiorot, que estava agendada para o UFC 266 nesse fds, está sendo adiada para o dia 16 de outubro por conta do protocolo de COVID-19. A informação foi confirmada pelo UFC. #feedmma
— Evy Rodrigues (@vevyrodrigues) September 22, 2021
The fight between the Brazilian Mayra Sheetara and the French Manon Fiorot, which was scheduled for UFC 266 this weekend, is being postponed to October 16 due to the COVID-19 protocol. The information was confirmed by the UFC.#feedmma
It’s disappointing that the Fiorot vs. Silva fight was scratched from UFC 266 as this was poised to be a good one between two up-and-coming women’s flyweights. The 30-year-old Fiorot has taken the UFC by storm since joining the promotion earlier this year as she’s destroyed both Tabatha Ricci and Victoria Leonardo with vicious knockouts. There is a chance that the French-born Fiorot is fighting for the belt within the next year or two if she is to continue picking up big wins at flyweight, and a win over Silva would help her get there.
Silva is 2-1-1 overall in the UFC and she is coming off of a draw with Montana De La Rosa in her last fight. Silva was actually winning the De La Rosa fight but she lost a point for a fence grab and lost the match. Despite that, she is being matched up with someone coming off of a win in Fiorot, which shows the UFC is somewhat high on her, which makes sense considering the submission skills we have seen from her.
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