Evloev pulls out of Topuria fight at UFC 270 due to coronavirus

Russian fighter Movsar Evloev withdrew from the fight against Georgian Ilia Topuria at UFC 270, according to MMAFighting.

A 27-year-old Russian passed a positive test for coronavirus. Topuria, on Twitter, suggested that the American Dan Ige replace Evloev.

Evloev has 15 victories in 15 MMA fights in his professional career. The 24-year-old Topuria has 11 wins in 11 fights.

UFC 270 will take place on January 22 in Anaheim.