Jack Hermansson is looking for yet another main event opponent after Kevin Holland pulls out of UFC Vegas 16.
Holland announced on Saturday, one week out from the card, that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Hermansson was originally supposed to face Darren Till in the headlining slot before Holland filled-in for the injured former UFC welterweight title challenger.
I have been pulled from my main event bout next weekend due to a positive pre fight covid test. Hoping to test clean and get back inside the cage ASAP. pic.twitter.com/KfMF4jQFQg— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) November 28, 2020
Hermansson will now reportedly face Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 16, according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani. The journalist did note that no contracts had been signed yet.
Kevin Holland is out of next weekend’s main event against Jack Hermansson due to a positive COVID test, per multiple sources.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 28, 2020
Current plan is for Hermansson to now fight Marvin Vettori in the main event of next weekend’s show, sources say, though, no bout agreement issued yet.
UFC Vegas 16 takes place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, December 5. The ESPN+ card is expected to be headlined by Hermansson vs. Vettori. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.