Cynthia Calvillo Pulled From UFC 254 After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Cynthia Calvillo has tested positive for COVID-19, which means she’s out of UFC 254. 

She was scheduled to face the #4 ranked Lauren Murphy on the card. MMA reporter for theScore, Nick Baldwin, reported the news. 

The UFC 254 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi aka Fight Island.

Main Card (PPV, 2 p.m. ET)

Lightweight title bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

Middleweight bout: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier

Heavyweight bout: Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris

Women’s flyweight bout: Liliya Shakirova vs. Lauren Murphy

Light heavyweight bout: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba

Preliminary Card (ESPN/ESPN+, 12 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa

Middleweight bout: Jacob Malkoun vs. Phil Hawes

Welterweight bout: Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

Light heavyweight bout: Da-un Jung vs. Sam Alvey

Preliminary Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 10:15 a.m. ET)

Catchweight bout: Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozof

Bantamweight bout: Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick

Women’s flyweight bout: Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney

Lightweight bout: Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev