• Ian Heinisch's chance to compete in UFC 250 was almost taken away with his cornerman testing positive of the coronavirus
  • A second test on Heinisch's cornerman proved that the results were negative and the fight is back on again
  • Heinisch is set to square off against Gerald Meerschaert 

The success of UFC 249 has paved the way for more mixed martial arts action to push through in the time of the coronavirus. One development in the upcoming MMA world revolves around Ian Heinisch and his status in UFC 250’s fight card.

It was previously reported that one of Heinisch’s cornermen was tested positive for COVID-19. During this unique and ever-evolving time, Dana White and the rest of the organizers must ensure that everyone is safe. Pre-cautionary measures in this global pandemic are mandatory to guarantee the wellness of everyone in the facility.

Earlier reports indicate that Heinisch was forced to withdraw from the card due to this unfortunate situation. The much-awaited fight against Gerald Meerschaert was hyped to be a quality matchup between the two competitors.

Despite the disappointing news, a second test proved to show otherwise according to Yahoo Sports. The said cornerman went through another run and was concluded to be negative of the coronavirus. This development has put Heinisch back to the card and ready to face Meerschaert.

This update has Heinisch return to the preparation stages of his fight as he continues to cut weight and train for the big bout. The 31-year-old middleweight has been an MMA professional since 2015 and made his UFC debut in 2018.

Throughout Heinisch’s career, he has been considered as a formidable threat against his opponents. The 185-pound man boasts a record of 13 wins and 3 losses. With his strength, he has earned the nickname the hurricane care of his ability to manhandle his opponents.

It will be an interesting matchup between Heinisch and Meerschaert as both fighters are known to be powerful figures in the middleweight division. Standing at six-foot-one, Meerschaert is not someone to be underestimated given his sheer power and athleticism.

The former RFA Middleweight Champion has a professional record of 31 wins and 12 losses. It’s important to note that Meerschaert is more experienced over Heinisch and 71% of his victories came from submissions.

It’s an interesting time to monitor as the fight organizers ensure that everyone is safe from the threat of a global pandemic. With the card looking to push through, Heinisch and Meerschaert are looking to make the most out of their bout against each other.

In this picture is a detailed view of the UFC Championship belt prior to the UFC on Fox: Velasquez v Dos Santos - Press Conference at W Hollywood in Hollywood, California, Sept. 20, 2011. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images