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Report: Jorge Masvidal in Talks to Replace Gilbert Burns in UFC 251 Headliner

One day after Gilbert Burns reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and was scratched from his title fight with Kamaru Usman, the UFC has apparently found his replacement.

The UFC is in negotiations with Jorga Masvidal to replace Burns to fight Usman in the main event, according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani.

Masvidal last fought on Nov. 2, 2019, in a win over Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Helwani reports that a deal isn't close to being finalized, but the belief is the fight will happen.

Masvidal reportedly took and passed a coronavirus antibody test on Saturday.