UPDATE 8:00PM EDT: Article has been updated with information on Means’ new booking.
UFC’s June 19th “Fight Night” card has lost a welterweight bout between Tim Means and Danny Roberts, per reports. News of the cancelled fight was first broken by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting on Tuesday.
The fight was set to take place on the main card portion of an event from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Means will now face Nicolas Dalby at UFC’s June 26th card, per an announcement made by the promotion Tuesday. The fight gives Dalby his first assignment of 2021, returning after finishing his last year with a decision victory over Daniel Rodriguez.
Means now has the chance to build on a two-fight win streak that he has attained recently.
UFC says the fight between Means and Roberts was removed from a “Fight Night” lineup due to COVID-19 protocols.
It is not known what is next for Roberts.
Roberts was set to make his first UFC appearance since 2019. The 33-year-old had two bookings thrown out in 2020, one due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the other because of injury.
His last fight saw him stop Zelim Imadaev in the second round with punches.
UFC’s “Fight Night” card on Saturday is now down to 12 fights in total. The lineup is set to be headlined by featherweights The Korean Zombie and Dan Ige.