In total, three title battles would have taken place during the UFC premiere on "Fight Island" which is set to launch next weekend - but that will not be the case, according to MMA Junkie. Gilbert "Durinho" Burns, who would have met welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, has tested positive for the corona virus as well as his brother and coach and the fight has been cleared.
The MMA site writes that because of the infection, Burns was not allowed to step on the plane to Abu Dhabi and then get to the island of Yas where the gala is held. Neither opponent Usman stepped on the plane, indicating that the fight will not go away.
The title match, not officially set by the UFC, between Burns and Usman would have been the gal's main number.
The gala on "Fight Island" contains four events in 14 days and a total of three Swedes participate. Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson makes a comeback July 25, and Jack Hermansson and Pannie Kianzad also play matches on the island.