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Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega will NOT take place next Saturday.

The featherweight champion’s latest title defence has been postponed after Volkanovski was forced to withdraw from his contest due to COVID-19 protocols in Las Vegas. His training partner Brad Riddell was similarly taken off tonight’s UFC Vegas 22 card due to the same reason. The news was announced on the broadcast this evening.

The UFC will now likely look to book the contest in the near future. UFC 260 goes ahead with heavyweight tile bout Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou.

This is a breaking story and will be updated with more information as available.