Who Will Replace Matt Frevola Against Frank Camacho At UFC On ESPN 11

The UFC will be down a bout as it heads into fight night on Saturday, June 20.

Matt Frevola will once again be pulled from a fight, this time as a precaution. He took to social media stating his fight with Frank Camacho at UFC on ESPN 11 will no longer taking place. Teammate and UFC fighter Billy Quarantillo tested positive for COVID-19 following him testing negative before his May 30 fight.

The 30-year-old Frevola (8-1-1), fighting out of Huntington, New York, tested negative twice. Looking to comply with the Nevada Athletic Commission, however, the UFC decided to take him and his team off the card. Here is what Frevola had to say:

“The UFC has pulled me from my fight due to one of my cornerman testing positive for COVID-19. We did everything possible to make this fight happen. They tested me twice and both results came back negative. I also provided proof of my positive antibodies test from April 30th but the UFC did not want any liability or to risk it. Being that there is a lack of knowledge on the incubation period and still so many unknowns regarding covid 19, they decided to pull me bc of the 2 positive test result from my teammate and brother, Billy Q. He’s been a huge help and source of support throughout camp and I have no hard feelings. He is 100% healthy at the moment and feels fine, so he must be asymptomatic.

“This is a Crazy situation and everything happens for a reason. I am on weight and prepared to the fullest. I was really excited for this fight with Frank and told him if they find him a new opponent for Saturday I will be rooting for him. If not, I’m willing to rebook this fight ASAP or when ever he wants. I’m sorry to everyone who was excited to watch me fight and supports me along this journey, I really felt the love. Can’t believe I’m the first fighter to get 2 fights canceled due to this virus (without even having it) but I know it has effected a lot more lives in worse ways 🙏🏻 . Figuring out the next move from here and will keep moving forward, that’s what we do! Should be booked to fight again ASAP and hope the UFC continues to take care of me.”

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The UFC has pulled me from my fight due to one of my cornerman testing positive for COVID-19. We did everything possible to make this fight happen. They tested me twice and both results came back negative. I also provided proof of my positive antibodies test from April 30th but the UFC did not want any liability or to risk it. Being that there is a lack of knowledge on the incubation period and still so many unknowns regarding covid 19, they decided to pull me bc of the 2 positive test result from my teammate and brother, Billy Q. He’s been a huge help and source of support throughout camp and I have no hard feelings. He is 100% healthy at the moment and feels fine, so he must be asymptomatic. This is a Crazy situation and everything happens for a reason. I am on weight and prepared to the fullest. I was really excited for this fight with Frank and told him if they find him a new opponent for Saturday I will be rooting for him. If not, I’m willing to rebook this fight ASAP or when ever he wants. I’m sorry to everyone who was excited to watch me fight and supports me along this journey, I really felt the love ❤️ ✊🏻. Can’t believe I’m the first fighter to get 2 fights canceled due to this virus (without even having it) but I know it has effected a lot more lives in worse ways 🙏🏻 . Figuring out the next move from here and will keep moving forward, that’s what we do! Should be booked to fight again ASAP and hope the UFC continues to take care of me.

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Frevola was looking to expand on his two-fight win streak. He beat Jalin Turner and Luis Pena in 2019 and is 2-1-1 in his last four fights. This is the second time a fight of his was scrapped in 2020; Frevola’s planned April bout with Roosevelt Roberts was postponed as a result of the coronavirus.

Camacho (22-8) is looking to rebound following a loss to Beneil Dariush via submission back in October. He is 1-3 in his last four fights, last beating Nick Hein via TKO back in June 2019. He was supposed to face Alan Patrick on April 25 but the bout was postponed due to the coronavirus.

According to MMA Junkie, Justin Jaynes will be facing Camacho this weekend. Jaynes (15-4) is on a four-fight win streak, competing for WXC during this time. The former Bellator and Fight Club OC star will be making his UFC debut at the age of 30.

UFC on ESPN 11 will be main evented by Curtis Blaydes facing off against Alexander Volkov.

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