Miesha Tate tests positive for COVID-19; Fight Night main event postponed

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Miesha Tate won't compete against Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 16 after testing positive for COVID-19, her manager Josh Jones told ESPN's Marc Raimondi.

The bout, which was set to be the main event, is set to be rescheduled for a later date.

The fight was set to be Tate's second after she came out of retirement. She defeated Marion Reneau on July 17 via third-round TKO in her first bout since 2016 during the co-main event of a UFC card.

Tate is a former UFC women's bantamweight champion, defeating Holly Holm for the title in March 2016. She lost the championship to Amanda Nunes in her first defense at UFC 200 before deciding to walk away following a loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205.

Meanwhile, Vieira was aiming to rebound after losing by decision to Yana Kunitskaya during a February Fight Night event.

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