UFC on ESPN+ 35 is in need of a new main event as Glover Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos has been postponed thanks to COVID-19.
UFC officials confirmed to ESPN Teixeira has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, his September 12th main event has been moved to October 3rd. It will also no longer be a main event because that spot is already taken by Irene Aldana vs. Holly Holm.
Glover Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos Postponed After Positive COVID-19 Test
As of this writing, there’s no word yet on if the co-main event, Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill, will be elevated to the main event or a new fight will be added.
Teixeira is riding a four-fight winning streak including a fifth-round TKO finish of Anthony Smith back in May.
On the flip side, Santos has been out of action after losing by decision to former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 239.