01 Jan UFC releases poster for new Aug. 1 headliner
The UFC has a new main event for their return to Las Vegas, along with a new event poster signifying the change.
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana was the originally scheduled headliner for the Aug. 1 event at UFC APEX before UFC President Dana White announced the booking would take place at a later date. With the change, a three-round middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan takes over top billing.
@DerekBrunson & @EdmenShahbazyan move to the main event of the August 1st event. pic.twitter.com/zCEmc3aQZH
— UFC (@ufc) July 22, 2020
Aldana revealed on Wednesday that she tested positive for COVID-19 which led to her removal from the bout.
See the updated fight card for the UFC’s Aug. 1 event below:
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown
Jennifer Maia vs. Joanne Calderwood
Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
Ed Herman vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Markus Perez vs. Eric Spicely
Trevin Giles vs. Kevin Holland
Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez
Nathan Maness vs. Ray Borg
Jamall Emmers vs. Timur Valiev