Pedro Munhoz Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out of July 15 Fight

Pedro Munhoz
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 02: Pedro Munhoz of Brazil celebrates his victory over Cody Garbrandt in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 235 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Pedro Munhoz has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to compete against Frankie Edgar in the co-main event on July 15 at Fight Island. Ariel Helwani was the first to report the news.

Pedro Munhoz Out of July 15 Fight Versus Frankie Edgar

Munhoz is the latest in a line of fighters that have had to pull out of a fight due to the coronavirus pandemic. This list includes Jacare SouzaMatt FrevolaGilbert Burns, and now Munhoz. The two former had cornermen test positive, while the latter two tested positive themselves. Souza and Frevola’s opponents did not get the opportunity to fight as scheduled, but Burns’s opponent, Kamaru Usman, will now be facing Jorge Masvidal in the welterweight title serving as the UFC 251 main event on Saturday night. The UFC is now working on finding an opponent for Edgar to step up on short notice.

Both Ricky Simon and Marlon Vera have thrown their names into consideration for the fight via Twitter. Options like Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley being tossed around by fans. Another potential option is to promote either Jack Shore or Aaron Phillips, who are currently scheduled to face each other in the event’s prelims.

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