Ricardo Ramos has been forced out of his fight with Bill Algeo at UFC On ESPN 22 this weekend after testing positive for Covid-19.
The fight had been scheduled to take place on the main card of the show, but has now been scrapped entirely due to it being too late to find Algeo a suitable replacement.
At this stage it’s unclear whether the UFC will now proceed with a five-fight main card or look to move up another bout from the prelims to make up the numbers.
Ramos had been heading into the fight off a TKO loss against Lerone Murphy last July, but holds a 5-2 record overall in the UFC to date after initially coming to the promotion’s attention via Dana White’s ‘Lookin’ For A Fight’ series.
As for Algeo, he had stepped in to make his debut as a late replacement against Ricardo Lamas last year and gave a good account of himself despite ultimately losing by unanimous decision, and he had since gone on to earn a victory over Spyke Carlyle.
Despite Ramos vs. Algeo being cancelled, UFC On ESPN 22 proceeds largely as planned, with a middleweight fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gsstelum headlining, while Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose serves as the co-main event.