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Pedro Munhoz has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from a proposed bantamweight clash against Frankie Edgar at UFC “Fight Island” on July 15.
Multiple outlets confirmed the news on Monday following an initial report from MMA Fusion. According to ESPN, the promotion is searching for a replacement opponent for Edgar’s 135-pound debut, but it is unclear if “The Answer" will be willing to remain on the card. Munhoz reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 prior to his flight from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi.
“Sorry to hear you had a positive test,” Edgar wrote to Munhoz on Twitter. “Wish you a speedy recovery. Let [me] know as soon you’re ready to scrap, I’ll be waiting.”
Sorry to hear you had a positive test @PedroMunhozmma wish you a speedy recovery let know as soon as you’re ready to scrap, I’ll be waiting.— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) July 7, 2020
Munhoz has been victorious in seven of his last nine Octagon appearances but is coming off a decision loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238 in June 2019.
UFC Fight Night “Kattar vs. Ige” takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and is headlined by a featherweight showdown between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. Edgar vs. Munhoz was slated for the card’s co-main event.