Changes have been made to the UFC’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19. According to a report from MMA Junkie, fighters and their teams will no longer be subject to strict COVID-19 testing if they are vaccinated. Instead, fighters and their teams will only have to test before making the trip out to Anaheim, California for UFC 270.
In contrast, unvaccinated fighters and coaches will have to test twice between Monday and Wednesday if they arrive before Thursday. While they are awaiting their results, unvaccinated coaches and fighters must quarantine. Furthermore, those who arrive after Wednesday will only have to test once. Still, they must quarantine while they await their results.
Regardless of vaccination status, fighters and coaches must wear masks while participating in various activities leading up to the fight. It is important to note that these protocols currently apply for UFC 270. There is no word as to whether these more relaxed protocols will be applied for fighters in other states and countries.
If all goes well, UFC 270 will feature two title fights. UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno will defend his belt against Deiveson Figueiredo. Shortly after their fight concludes, interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane will attempt to dethrone UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou.