Ian Heinisch will combat at UFC 250 in any case.

The middleweight was pulled from his combat towards Gerald Meerschaert earlier within the day on Thursday with Anthony Ivy tapped as a substitute.

Initially considered one of Heinisch’s nook males had examined constructive for COVID-19 as first reported by TSN and the UFC instantly shifted in the direction of a brand new combat. Based on a number of sources, one other take a look at was taken and the coach was finally cleared, which allowed Heinisch to step again into the combat.

UFC officers confirmed to MMA Combating late Thursday that Heinisch vs. Meerschaert was scheduled for this weekend’s card in Las Vegas.

In the meantime, Ivy will nonetheless get his probability to combat within the UFC after he was prepared to face Meerschaert on simply 48 hours’ discover. Ivy is predicted to be rescheduled for a later date towards a distinct opponent nonetheless to be decided.

With Heinisch again within the combat, he’ll now tackle Meerschaert on the UFC 250 prelims, which kick off at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.