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Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula moved from UFC 256 to UFC Vegas 17 due to positive COVID-19 test

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A positive COVID-19 test has pushed Karl Roberson and Dalcha Lungiambula’s fight back.

MMA Fighting confirmed with people with knowledge of the change that the Roberson vs. Lungiambula middleweight bout will not take place at this Saturday’s UFC 256 card after Roberson tested positive for COVID-19.

The news was first broken by Lungiambula via Twitter.

Roberson later confirmed on Instagram that his bout with Lungiambula has been rescheduled for UFC Vegas 17 on Dec. 19.

Roberson (9-3) is hoping to close out his year with a win after losing a grudge match against Marvin Vettori in June. His UFC record fell to 4-3. The 2017 Contender Series signing hold’s UFC wins over Roman Kopylov, Wellington Turman, Jack Marshman, and Darren Stewart.

Lungiambula (10-2) seeks to improve on his 1-1 UFC record. He beat Dequan Townsend by third-round TKO in his UFC debut before falling to Magomed Ankalev in his next fight.

See the updated UFC 256 lineup below:

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno

Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira

Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev

Ronaldo Souza vs. Kevin Holland

Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane

Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda

Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba

Billy Quarantillo vs. Gavin Tucker

Jared Vanderaa vs. Serghei Spivac

Li Jingliang vs. Dwight Grant

Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett