On the night of 2 August in Las Vegas held tournament on the mixed single combats of UFC Fight Night 173.
Fight in the light heavyweight division between Gerald Merchanta and ed Herman, which was to be held generally to the card, cancelled due to a positive test result for COVID-19 from Merseta.
UFC representatives confirmed this information.
Fighters participating in the UFC during a pandemic coronavirus, must pass several tests COVID-19 before they are allowed to fight. Saturday is Meursalt was a positive test result, which forced him to withdraw from the fight.
Due to tight deadlines to provide a replacement opponent for Herman was not possible.