A fight between former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and Uriah Hall has been removed from UFC’s February 13th pay-per-view event following a positive COVID-19 test. Per a report from Ariel Helwani of ESPN, a positive test to Weidman resulted in the fight departing the UFC 258 lineup.
With the fight removed from its original date, the UFC is now looking to place it on an April 24th card.
The bout between Weidman and Hall will be a rematch. Their first meeting predates both of their UFC careers, as their 2010 fight in regional promotion Ring of Combat saw Weidman win in the first round. The victory was Weidman’s third as a pro.
Weidman won his last fight, picking up a decision over Omari Akhmdeov in August. The former champ has struggled in recent years, having lost four fights and won two since he dropped his belt in 2015.
Hall will enter the fight with the momentum of a three-fight win streak. His last fight was in October, where he stopped Anderson Silva in the fourth round with punches.
Should the new date for Weidman and Hall become official, it will be the first matchup made for the date.