The highly anticipated fight between Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira has fallen victim to the pandemic as Teixeira as tested positive for COVID-19.( first reported by ESPN and Combate)
In a fight that definitely had title implications for both men, now both must wait as this bout is expected to be rebooked as soon as Teixeira is cleared of the virus.
The UFC will rebook this bout for October 3rd as a co-main event which will make it a three-round affair instead of a five-round fight.
Stay tuned as this is a developing story.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.