Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall Off UFC 258 Card Due To COVID-19

The middleweight rematch between Chris Weidman and Uriah Hall will no longer be featured on the UFC 258 card.

Weidman and Hall were scheduled to share the Octagon a second time on February 13. That plan has been derailed, reports ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. That’s because Weidman has tested positive for COVID-19. Sources told Helwani that the bout could be moved to UFC 261 on April 24, which John Hyon Ko reports could be held in Singapore.

“Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall is being moved. The fight, which was scheduled for UFC 258 on Feb. 13, has been canceled, sources say, after Weidman tested positive for COVID-19 recently. The current plan is for the fight to be moved to UFC 261 on April 24, according to sources.

“The UFC has discussed holding that event in Singapore, but those plans aren’t finalized yet.”

Back in September 2010, Weidman and Hall shared the cage under Ring of Combat. Weidman scored the first-round TKO finish.

Weidman has had a rough go inside the Octagon in recent years but he’s coming off a much-needed victory. In his last outing, the former UFC Middleweight Champion defeated Omari Akhmedov via unanimous decision. It was his first win in three years.

Hall is coming off a TKO finish over a living legend in the sport of MMA. Hall stopped Anderson Silva in the fourth round via TKO. The victory extended Hall’s winning streak to three. Taking a look at the official UFC middleweight rankings, Weidman sits at the number 11 spot while Hall is ahead of him at number eight.

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