Former UFC Bantamweight Champion, Cody Garbrandt is the most recent fighter on the roster to test positive for COVID-19 ahead of his flyweight debut against reigning king, Deiveson Figueiredo

According to AG Fight, Garbrandt contracted the contagious virus earlier this week, experiencing mild symptoms such as headaches during his training with Team Alpha Male. ‘No Love’ has put a pause on his training as he is forced to remain in isolation until his newest tests show up as negative.

While many UFC fights this year have been cancelled or postponed due to a fighter catching the Coronavirus, Garbrandt’s quest for a second championship belt at UFC 255 is a still at a green light.

The flyweight title fight between Figueiredo and Garbrandt will take place on November 21. 2 months away, the former 135lb kingpin will most likely be rid of the virus by that timeframe, entering the Octagon COVID-free.

The current ‘King of the Flies,’ Deiveson Figueiredo looks to make Garbrandt’s run at 125 lbs a short one as he aims to spoil the Ohio natives’ goal of earning double champ status. ‘The God of War’ wants to add another KO to his collection after dismantling Joe Benavidez twice to finally capture the Flyweight belt.

“@cody_nolove you think you are going to take my Belt? I go to sleep dreaming of taking your head off!!!! I wake up thinking of knocking you out. my whole day is dedicated to putting you to sleep!”

The two-time title challenger is hoping to follow up his super-sonic KO of top contender, Raphael Assuncao, by adding another title to his name and doing something his rival, TJ Dillashaw could not… successfully capture the flyweight crown.

By Chris De Santiago

Founder and lead editor of MMA Island, former journalist at Asian Persuasion MMA.

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