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Brazil’s Jacare Souza out of UFC 249 after tested positive for Covid-19

UFC has pulled back a session from Saturday’s card in Jacksonville after middleweight Jacare Souza, and two of his cornermen tried positive for the new coronavirus, the blended hand handy fighting advancement said.

Brazilian-conceived Souza should battle American Uriah Hall at UFC 249, which was initially planned for April 18 in NY however delayed as a result of the coronavirus flare-up.

“UFC’s clinical group analyzed Souza and his two cornermen and saw them as of now asymptomatic, or not displaying the traditional side effects of COVID-19,” UFC said in an announcement.

“Everyone among the three men has left the host lodging and can act naturally secluding off-premises, where UFC’s clinical group will screen their conditions remotely and can give help any fundamental treatment.”

UFC 249 is going to be communicated on pay-per-see TV; however, no fans are going to be in participation at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Warriors participating in Saturday’s occasion were tried for the coronavirus on appearance in Florida, and an outsized number of the 24 contenders are detaching in their rooms as they arranged for his or her sessions.

“There are no other positive COVID-19 tests revealed from the remainder of the competitors partaking in UFC 249,” the UFC proclamation included.

“Saturday’s UFC 249 card … will continue as booked with 11 sessions.”

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