Just over a week before UFC Vegas 43, UFC Strawweight Cheyanne Buys has stepped out of her bout against Loma Lookbbonmee due to her testing positive of Covid-19. Buys was last seen in her bout with Gloria De Paula at UFC in Vegas 33 where she knocked out her opponent within the first round. Lookboonmee was also coming off a victory, a unanimous decision against Sam Hughes.
Buys took it to Instagram to express her disappointment regarding the situation while addressing the associated people as well. She wrote in captions “To my fans: I’m sorry to inform you guys but my fight next Saturday I have been pulled from. I have tested positive for Covid and am unfortunately unable to perform for you guys next week.”
“I want to apologize to my opponent @lomalookboonmee [Lookboonmee’s Instagram] this has been a long 12 weeks camp to prepare for each other and I’m sure we will see each other again one day. To the @ufc and @mickmaynard2 when I am healthy here soon I will be ready to go. This truly was the best I have ever felt leading into a fight and soon enough I will get back to doing what I love to do. Until then thank you guys for your love and support. I’ll be back,” Buys concluded.
Lupita Godinez immediately steps in to fill for Cheyanne Buys’ position against Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Vegas 43
Just in to rescue the fight card from degrading to a fight less, Lupita Godinez filled in Cheyanne Buys’ shoes to fight Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Vegas 43. This should come as no surprise as Godinez is known for stepping up at any time, anywhere and anyplace. Godinez fought her last opponent Luana Carolina just seven days after her last-to-last fight.
UFC Vegas 43 is headlined by former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and fellow bantamweight Ketlen Vieira. The fight was supposed to happen a long ago but didn’t happen as back then Tate was tested positive for Covid. The fight also involves a men’s bantamweight showdown between Rani Yahya and Kyung Ho Kang. The fight happens to be in UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
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