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REPORT: UFC Fight Night in Portland could be moved to Las Vegas


REPORT: UFC Fight Night in Portland could be moved to Las Vegas

Due to the coronavirus, the UFC may not make its scheduled stop in Portland.

According to Aaron Bronsteter, the UFC is expected to move UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris from Portland's Moda Center to UFC Apex in Las Vegas

Oregon governor Kate Brown held a press conference early Thursday to implement a ban on crowds larger than 250 people, with the ban to remain in place until April 8th. 

UFC Fight Night is currently scheduled for April 11th. 

As Bronsteter states, the move could just be a precautionary measure.

However, as of this post, the UFC has yet to make an official statement and the Portland event remains on the schedule found on the UFC's website. 

Between now and April 11th, the UFC has three scheduled events, but only one is to take place on U.S. soil - UFC Fight Night on March 28th in Columbus, Ohio. 

Ohio also currently has a ban on large gatherings. What the UFC officially decides with Ohio could be a sign of what they intend to do with the Portland event as all. 

As for now, both events remain on the schedule. 

The UFC's next event is to take place this Saturday in Brazil, where reports are saying it will go on as planned but that no fans will be allowed in the venue.