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3 fighters removed from LFA 84 card due to ‘precautionary reasons’

Three fighters removed from LFA 84 card due to ‘precautionary reasons.’

On Thursday LFA hosted the weigh-ins for LFA 84: Justin Gonzales vs. Jake Childers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the first of four fight cards to be held in July. Unfortunately, the first card took a significant hit when three fighters were pulled from the card due to issues involving COVID-19.

Andre Fialho, Tyler Ray, and Natan Levy were all removed from their bouts due to being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. LFA said in an official statement that the fighters were removed for “precautionary reasons.” There were no reports of any of the three fighters testing positive for the virus.

“Three LFA athletes, Andre Fialho, Tyler Ray, and Natan Levy, were removed from the event for precautionary reasons after contact tracing determined that they were in close contact with people who recently tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Two of these close contact incidents did not occur in Sioux Falls, while the third incident was contained on site after a close contact incident was detected by event officials.”

The remaining fights, including weight details, can be seen below.

LFA 84: Justin Gonzales vs. Jake Childers fight card

Featherweight Title bout (145 pounds):
Justin Gonzales (144.4) vs. Jake Childers (145)

Welterweight bout (170 pounds):
Maycon Mendonça (170.4) vs. Kassius Kayne (169.6)

Catchweight bout (150 pounds):
Shawn West (149.6) vs. Boston Salmon (150)

Featherweight bout (145 pounds):
Bruno Souza (145.8) vs. Kamuela Kirk (145.2)

The closed-door event will take place on Friday, July 11, 2020, from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The entire fight card will be available on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET.