After a positive COVID-19 test for Pedro Munhoz, the Brazilian’s proposed bout with Frankie Edgar has been scratched from next weeks UFC event.
The positive test was returned before both fighters were set to travel from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi on Monday night per ESPN and now the promotion has turned their attention to convincing Edgar to take a replacement opponent should they be able to source one on short notice. Sources also told ESPN that Munhoz is feeling well.
Due to Munhoz’s withdrawal, Edgar’s long-anticipated bantamweight debut is up in the air yet again.
The former UFC lightweight champion had been expected to face Cory Sandhagen in January at 135 lbs but an opportunity for a quick featherweight bout against Chan Sung Jung saw Edgar delay his move down in weight class.
Edgar would go on to lose to ‘The Korean Zombie’ via first-round TKO, the 38-year olds third defeat in his last four octagon outings.