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Amanda Nunes OUT of UFC 265 title defence against Julianna Pena after testing positive for coronavirus

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-29
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AMANDA NUNES has been ruled out of her UFC fight against Julianna Pena following a positive test for coronavirus.

The Brazilian, 33, was due to defend her featherweight title in Texas on August 7 but a new date will have to be found.

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Amanda Nunes, her wife, and daughter (pictured) have reportedly tested positive Credit: Getty

According to MMAJunkie, all three members of the Nunes household have tested positive for the virus including her wife, Nina, and their infant daughter, Raegan.

It has not been reported whether the fighter and her family are suffering from any symptoms.

Nunes wrote on Instagram: "We were more than ready for this fight, unfortunately s*** happens. Stay tuned for a new date."

Pena is set to once again be the UFC icon's opponent for the rearranged fight.

The American, 31, downed Sara McCann in January while Nunes is on a 12-fight winning streak.

March of this year saw the champ secure a first-round submission victory over Megan Anderson.

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UFC 265 will be headlined by Derrick Lewis' interim heavyweight title fight with Ciryl Gane in Houston.

A possible replacment bout for the pay-per-view card is yet to be determined.

Also on the card is former Conor McGregor nemesis Jose Aldo, in a match-up against Brazilian veteran Pedro Munhoz.

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