Positive COVID-19 test forces Ramiz Brahimaj to leave

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Ramiz Brahimaj will not make his UFC promotional debut on ESPN 12 on Saturday due to the positive test of one of his cornermen for COVID-19.Brahimaj (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a Fortis MMA hopeful, had to face Takashi Sato in the preliminaries. However, late Thursday evening, the UFC announced the removal of Brahimaj from the card and that he will be replaced by promotional newcomer Jason Witt (awaiting medical clearance).

“Ramiz Brahimaj was withdrawn from his fight against Takashi Sato due to a positive COVID-19 test result from one of his cornermen.

“Brahimaj’s replacement will be the newcomer to the UFC, Jason Witt, awaiting medical clearance, including a COVID-19 test. As a result, the commission has agreed to weigh Witt separately and he will not participate in tomorrow’s official weigh-ins and puffs. “

UFC on ESPN 12 will take place on Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card is broadcast on ESPN and broadcasts on ESPN +.

Witt (17-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is a member of the Glory MMA and Fitness of Missouri Powerhouse Gym, who trains under James Krause. Since March 2013, Witt has lost only one fight, winning nine of 10 in that streak.

Sato (15-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) signed with the UFC in early 2019. After defeating Ben Saunders by knockout in his promotional debut, Sato lost by a third round submission to Belal Muhammad during UFC 242 in September.

With the change, the current UFC range on ESPN 12 includes:

The latest UFC range on ESPN 12 includes:

  • Dustin Poirier versus Dan Hooker
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Perry
  • Brendan Allen vs. Kyle Daukaus
  • Maurice Greene vs. Gian Villante
  • Julian Erosa vs. Sean Woodson
  • Luis Pena vs. Khama Worthy
  • Tanner Boser vs. Philipe Lins
  • Takashi Sato vs. Jason Witt
  • Jordan Griffin vs. Youssef Zalal
  • Kay Hansen vs. Jinh Yu Frey

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