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UFC releases poster for new Aug. 1 headliner

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has a new main event for their return to Las Vegas, along with a new event poster signifying the change.

Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana was the originally scheduled headliner for the Aug. 1 event at UFC APEX before UFC President Dana White announced the booking would take place at a later date. With the change, a three-round middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan takes over top billing.

Aldana revealed on Wednesday that she tested positive for COVID-19 which led to her removal from the bout.

See the updated fight card for the UFC’s Aug. 1 event below:

Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown

Jennifer Maia vs. Joanne Calderwood

Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata

Ed Herman vs. Gerald Meerschaert

Markus Perez vs. Eric Spicely

Trevin Giles vs. Kevin Holland

Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez

Nathan Maness vs. Ray Borg

Jamall Emmers vs. Timur Valiev