UFC 270: COVID-19 Testing And Quarantine Not Required For Vaccinated Persons
Every individual that is part of the UFC 270 event, including the fighters and their teams, has been informed that they will not have to undergo coronavirus tests if they have gotten the vaccine.
This will apply to the individuals who have had completed every dose.
They will also be allowed to skip the quarantine period outside of a pre-departure PCR or antigen test. But the unvaccinated persons will still have to be tested for the virus twice and later quarantine themselves.
They will first be tested once they arrive at the host hotel in Anaheim, California, from Monday until Wednesday, then on the coming Thursday.
As for the fighters, they will be tested once upon arrival and then on Friday when they will turn up for the weigh-in day.
Whether vaccinated or not, everyone will have to wear a facemask at all times. Similar rules were recently implemented in Bellator too. The protocols were put in place after the California State Athletic Commission gave the green signal.
The event will go down on Saturday at the Honda Center. The main-event will feature heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and challenger Ciryl Gane.
Brandon Moreno will defend the flyweight strap against former champ Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event.
This is the first time in the promotion’s history that two fighters will fight each other for the third time consecutively. The first bout ended in a draw, whereas Moreno submitted Figueiredo in the rematch.