With a positive COVID-19 test taking him out of his December 5th fight against Jack Hermansson, Kevin Holland has been moved to a December 12th fight against Jacare Souza. UFC announced the change during their broadcast on Saturday night.
The fight joins a pay-per-view card scheduled to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Holland takes the place of Marvin Vettori, who fills in for him on a December 5th main event.
Holland has the chance to make history at UFC 256, looking to become the first UFC fighter to win five fights in 2020. He had a busy run in the later half of the year, picking up three wins in three months.
Holland’s latest fight was in October, where he defeated Charlie Ontiveros due to injury in the first round.
Souza has struggled to land a fight in 2020 due to COVID-19 issues. A May fight against Uriah Hall, his last booking before December, was cancelled after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Souza’s last fight was in November of 2019, where he lost a split decision to now-UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz.
UFC 256 is currently scheduled to have a main event between UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. Here’s the updated card.
Bout 14: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (18-5-1) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 13: Mackenzie Dern (9-1) vs. Virna Jandiroba (16-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 12: Dwight Grant (10-3) vs. Li Jingliang (17-6) (Welterweight)
Bout 11: Tecia Torres (11-5) vs. Angela Hill (12-9) (Strawweight)
Bout 10: Chase Hooper (9-1-1) vs. Peter Barrett (11-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 9: Junior dos Santos (21-8) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 8: Billy Quarantillo (15-2) vs. Gavin Tucker (12-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 7: Serghei Spivac (11-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-4) (Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Karl Roberson (9-3) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Cub Swanson (26-11) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-13) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Tony Ferguson (25-4) vs. Charles Oliveira (29-8) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Andrea Lee (11-5) vs. Gillian Robertson (9-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Renato Moicano (14-3-1) vs. Rafael Fiziev (8-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Kevin Holland (20-5) vs. Jacare Souza (26-8) (Middleweight)