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Dwight Grant announces positive COVID-19 test, scrapping UFC 256 bout with Li Jingliang

UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez v Grant Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC 256 is down one bout after welterweight Dwight Grant announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19.

Grant (10-3) wrote on Instagram that he will not be fighting Li Jingliang (17-6) this weekend due to the virus. He said his symptoms were not severe and would quarantine before starting his comeback.

Grant most recently appeared in the octagon at UFC Vegas 7, where he was knocked out by Daniel Rodriguez. Previously, he’d won two straight in bouts against Carlo Pedersoli Jr. and Alan Jouban.

Jingliang is also coming off a loss with a decision setback against Neil Magny snapping a three-fight winning streak.

UFC 256 is headlined by a flyweight title fight between champ Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno.

Update: The UFC hasn’t been able to find a replacement after Grant tested positive for COVID-19, therefore Li Jingliang is out of Saturday’s UFC 256, sources told MMA Fighting.

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