Aiemann Zahabi announces withdrawal from UFC Vegas 17 due to positive COVID-19 test

A shuffle COVID-19 test has compelled Aiemann Zahabi out of UFC Vegas 17.

Zahabi became scheduled to fight Drako Rodriguez in a bantamweight bout on Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Nonetheless on Thursday, he launched by scheme of social media his withdrawal from the card.

It’s heartbreaking for me to not be there fight week in Vegas but happily my covid 19 symptoms haven’t been too erroneous up to now. Wishing you all fancy and security finally of this pandemic.

— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) December 17, 2020

“For my pre-flight COVID-19 test I ended up getting a shuffle consequence, and I ended up getting sick for a pair of days, so I became not in a pickle to fly out to Las Vegas to compete this Saturday,” Zahabi said in a recorded message.

The 33-one year-aged Canadian wrote in the accompanying caption that his COVID-19 symptoms have not been “too erroneous up to now.”

Per a UFC great, a replacement opponent would per chance even not be available for Rodriguez, leaving UFC Vegas 17 with 13 fights.

Scrutinize the up so far card below:

Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal

Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera

Khaos Williams vs. Michel Pereira

Marlon Moraes vs. Take Font

Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos

Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy

Anthony Pettis vs. Alex Morono

Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad

Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula

Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo

Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett

Cody Durden vs. Jimmy Flick

Carlton Minus vs. Christos Giagos

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