The UFC announced today that more of it’s upcoming events are officially canceled due to COVID-19. The events in Lincoln, Oklahoma City, São Paulo, and San Diego have been nixed by the promotion.
In a release by the company, all fans who purchased a ticket either physically or online will receive a full refund. The promotion says they intend to return to the event in the near future.
UFC Cancellations: There’s Still Hope
While the UFC has canceled events, there are still options for the cards to be relocated. There is the ever fabled “Fight Island” that Dana White has been speaking of since before UFC 249. In addition, there’s also the UFC Apex in Las Vegas as well. While it remains to be seen if the events will be rescheduled or canceled all together, Dana White is working hard at keeping fans happy and attempting to get events back running again.
The Cards That Would Be
With the cancellation of four more events, fans are left without with even more fights. UFC 250 was originally slated to feature Henry Cejudo and José Aldo for a bantamweight title fight. That fight was canceled when Aldo could not leave the country and was rumored to be replaced by former champion, Dominick Cruz.
In addition to UFC 250 in São Paulo, there have been a bunch of other awesome fights canceled as well. Lincoln was headlined Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira. Oklahoma City had a main event between Chris Weidman and Jack Hermansson. San Diego was headlined by Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem.
When the UFC does return to fights, wether it be on Fight Island, the Apex, or wherever, My MMA News will be sure to let everyone know. The same applies to the re-booking of these awesome, long awaited fights. Thanks for reading.