COVID-19 has struck once again at UFC 256.
Angela Hill (12-9-0) tweeted Sunday that despite taking all precautions, a positive COVID-19 test has forced her out her scheduled UFC 256 bout with Tecia Torres (11-5-0).
Tested positive for Covid and won’t be fighting next week. Tried to stay as safe as possible during fightcamp but with mma training there’s virtually no social distancing. Was looking forward to running it back, maybe in the near future. #CovidFuckingUpEveryonesSeason #UFC256 pic.twitter.com/karOTjqZO2
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 7, 2020
The UFC has not officially confirmed Hill’s removal from the card, nor a possible replacement for Torres.
The news comes after Karl Roberson, who was supposed to face Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC 256, also tested positive, which the forced the postponement of that bout to Dec. 19.
With Hill and Torres removed, the current UFC 256 card looks like:
DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO (20-1-0) VS. BRANDON MORENO (18-5-1)
TONY FERGUSON (25-4-0) VS. CHARLES OLIVEIRA (29-8-0, 1NC)
RENATO MOICANO (14-3-1) VS. RAFAEL FIZIEV (8-1-0)
KEVIN HOLLAND (20-5-0) VS. RONALDO SOUZA (26-8-0, 1NC)
JUNIOR DOS SANTOS (21-8-0) VS. CIRYL GANE (6-0-0)
DANIEL PINEDA (27-13-0, 2NC) VS. CUB SWANSON (26-11-0)
MACKENZIE DERN (9-1-0) VS. VIRNA JANDIROBA (16-1-0)
GAVIN TUCKER (12-1-0) VS. BILLY QUARANTILLO (15-2-0)
TECIA TORRES (11-5-0) VS. TBA
SERGHEI SPIVAC (11-2-0) VS. JARED VANDERAA (11-4-0)
DWIGHT GRANT (10-3-0) VS. LI JINGLIANG (17-6-0)
PETER BARRETT (9-1-1) VS. CHASE HOOPER (11-4-0)
OMARI AKHMEDOV (20-5-1) VS. TBA