Hermansson-Shahbazyan off UFC 262, pushed back to May 22 card
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Saturday's UFC 262 main card has taken another hit.

Jack Hermansson is out of his middleweight bout against Edmen Shahbazyan after a member of his camp tested positive for COVID-19, UFC president Dana White told TSN's Aaron Bronsteter.

The contest has been moved to the UFC Fight Night card on May 22 in Las Vegas, promotion officials confirmed to ESPN's Marc Raimondi.

Hermansson and Shahbazyan will look to rebound from main-event losses to Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson, respectively.

Hermansson suffered a decision loss to Vettori in December, falling to 1-2 in his past three outings. He's the UFC's No. 7-ranked middleweight.

Shahbazyan, who's ranked No. 10, lost to Brunson by third-round TKO last August in what was his first professional defeat. "The Golden Boy" started his UFC career with four straight victories, including a devastating knockout of Brad Tavares.

UFC 262 is set to take place at Toyota Center in Houston in front of a capacity crowd. Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will meet for the vacant lightweight title in the main event.

The card was also supposed to feature a welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz, but that fight got pushed back last week to UFC 263 in June.

Next weekend's Fight Night show will take place at the UFC Apex and be headlined by a bantamweight clash between Rob Font and former champion Cody Garbrandt.

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