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Dominick Cruz to replace Jose Aldo at UFC 250 due to expired visa

Dominick Cruz

There will be a new main event for UFC 250.

Jose Aldo was supposed to fight Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC 250 next month, but Aldo is off the card. Combate reported Wednesday night that Aldo, who is Brazilian, has an expired work visa. The American Embassy is not processing new ones during the coronavirus pandemic, which will prevent Aldo from being able to fight in the U.S. for the event.

Instead, Dominick Cruz will be the replacement for Aldo. Cruz even has already called out Cejudo for the May 9 event.

The venue for the fight has not been announced, but the UFC reportedly plans to host its upcoming fight events at Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Calif. The casino is located on sovereign tribal land and therefore not subject to the state’s orders relating to COVID-19. After that, Dana White is planning to host fights on a private island.

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