Irene Aldana tested positive for Coronavirus and her fight against Holly Holm is postponed to another UFC event


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Irene Aldana tested positive for Coronavirus and her fight against Holly Holm is postponed to another UFC event

The Mexican fighter from UFC, Irene Aldana, will not be able to fight on August 1 before Holly Holm, because it tested positive for COVID-19. This role was supposed to mark the first event starring an Aztec fighter, and, furthermore, it would be her first five-round fight. After making the sad news known on their own social networks, it was understood that it suffers coronavirus and that it will not be able to dispute the contest normally, as planned.

Irene He released his result through a message on social networks where he thanked UFC for understanding where appropriate. Aldana and members of his team showed characteristic symptoms of COVID-19, so they carried out tests that have verified the presence of the virus. Dana White, company president, confirmed that Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Derek Brunson will be the new stellar fight of that role at the APEX in Las Vegas.

He coronavirus is what will prevent Irene Aldana dispute the most important fight of her career, which unfortunately will make her wait once again. On Wednesday morning it was reported that the fight between Edmen Shahbazyan and Derek Brunson had been promoted as the new star of the UFC Fight Night from August 1, confirming the sad moment for her. After the Mexican was removed from the event for reasons that were unknown at the time, it is now official.

In the statement, the Culiacán native confirms that she is almost recovered after a difficult couple of days fighting the disease. In turn, she added that her fight with. Holm it will be rescheduled for another date. Number six in the ranking, Aldana He is in his prime as a professional, having won five of his last six presentations on the Octagon. In this way, you must wait to be able to fight with the extraordinary Holly.

“I deeply thank the fans and all the media for their messages of support and the interest shown in the news of the postponement of my fight on August 1 against Holly Holm. We are going through a very complicated world situation and my country is no exception: the COVID-19. Despite the fact that we have made a camp in total isolation and with the health measures recommended by the authorities, unfortunately I had some symptoms and in the pertinent exams it was reflected positive, ”is what is read in the statement of Aldana.


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