Kevin Holland out of Dec. 5 UFC main event following positive COVID-19 test

A day after a positive COVID-19 test canceled this weekend's UFC main event, another positive test has forced a change in next weekend's UFC main event.

Kevin Holland is out of the Dec. 5 headliner middleweight match versus Jack Hermansson, he announced on social media Saturday morning.

As a result, Marvin Vettori has signed a bout agreement to replace Holland and will fight against Hermansson next weekend, sources told ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

Vettori (15-4-1) has won his last three fights in a row, while Hermansson (21-5) is coming off a win over Kelvin Gastelum in July. Holland was attempting to go 5-0 in 2020.

Vettori was slated to fight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC 256 on Dec. 12, and it is unclear at this time what the promotion will do with Souza.

The event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

On Friday, the Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis main event fight, scheduled for Saturday night in Las Vegas, was canceled after Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19.

Holland will now fight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC 256 on Dec. 12, it was announced on Saturday night.