With Jack Hermansson now fighting Marvin Vettori, Kevin Holland played musical chairs and will now facial area Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256 as a substitute.
Holland was set to struggle Hermansson in the most important party of UFC Vegas 16 on December 5, but he was pulled this 7 days from the bout just after tests positive for COVID-19. The UFC then announced that Vettori would be pulled from his struggle from Souza at UFC 256 on December 12 to struggle Hermansson on limited discover. That briefly left Souza devoid of an opponent, but the UFC matchmakers took treatment of that immediately as Holland will now choose on Souza at UFC 256 barring a different favourable take a look at for COVID-19.
The UFC created it formal all through Saturday’s UFC Vegas 15 broadcast that Hermansson vs. Vettori will now be the 5-spherical headliner for UFC Vegas 16, when Holland will take on Souza on the main pay out-for each-perspective card at UFC 256 the next weekend just after.
UFC officially announced a middleweight switcheroo.
Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori headlines UFC Vegas 16 up coming week, and Jacare Souza now fights Kevin Holland at UFC 256.
— Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) November 29, 2020
For Holland, this signifies a swift turnaround in the wake of his favourable COVID-19 check. Despite the fact that Holland is not the very first fighter who has tested optimistic for COVID-19 in the final eight months, shedding his initially main party place against Hermansson ought to have harm. Luckily, the UFC was able to just take care of business quickly and e-book him in this struggle in opposition to Souza. Whilst equally Holland and Souza will now be going through opponents with totally distinctive types, it is nevertheless a positive that equally adult males will battle.
It should really be noted that Souza also analyzed favourable for COVID-19 all the way again in May possibly. At the time, he was booked to battle Uriah Corridor at UFC 249. However, he was pulled from the card right after screening favourable. Souza has since recovered from the health issues, but he hasn’t fought considering that last November when he dropped a break up determination to Jan Blachowicz. Souza is a veteran of the sport and an all-time wonderful middleweight, but Holland has been much far more lively currently and this is a tricky fight for the 40-12 months-outdated.
Who do you feel wins at UFC 256, Kevin Holland or Ronaldo Souza?