UFC officials confirmed the news in a text message to MMA Fighting on Saturday following an initial report from Combate.
Fighters competing in the UFC during the coronavirus pandemic are required to pass multiple COVID-19 tests before being cleared to fight. Unfortunately, Meerschaert had a test return positive on Saturday, which forced him to be pulled from the card.
Due to the timing, there was no way to secure a replacement opponent for Herman on short notice.
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