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UFC 216 lineup set with interim lightweight title headliner in Las Vegas

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The lineup is set for the UFC’s return to its Las Vegas home base next month with an interim title at the top of the bill.

UFC 216 features a dozen fights on Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FXX and UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Tony Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) takes on Kevin Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) for an interim lightweight title. The winner is expected to stay in line for a fight against current champ Conor McGregor.

In the co-headliner, Derrick Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) takes on former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC). Also on the main card, Jessica Eye (11-6 MMA, 1-5 UFC) moves down from bantamweight and Paige VanZant (7-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) moves up from strawweight to meet in the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division. Mark Godbeer (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) takes on Walt Harris (9-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC) at heavyweight, and to open the main card, Beneil Dariush (14-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) meets Evan Dunham (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) at lightweight.

The featured preliminary-card bout on FXX is at lightweight between Will Brooks (18-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Nik Lentz (27-8-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC), and the featured bout on UFC Fight Pass is at flyweight between Magomed Bibulatov (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and former title challenger John Moraga (17-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC).

The complete UFC 216 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant
  • Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham

PRELIMINARY CARD (FXX, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

Abel Trujillo replaced by Bobby Green, who will fight Lando Vannata at UFC 216 in Las Vegas

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Abel Trujillo has been forced to withdraw from yet another UFC fight.

Trujillo will no longer be able to compete against Lando Vannata (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 216 and has been replaced by fellow lightweight veteran Bobby Green (23-8 MMA, 4-3 UFC), UFC officials announced today.

UFC 216 takes place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Green will carry a three-fight losing skid into the event for what will be just his third fight in three years. “King” has dropped consecutive fights against Rashid Magomedov, Dustin Poirier and Edson Barboza. His most recent win came against former Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12 in July 2014.

Vannata, meanwhile, is coming off a somewhat surprising loss to David Teymur in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC 209 in March. He’s alternated wins and losses over his three-fight UFC tenure and has won a fight-night bonus in each of those bouts.

With the change, the latest UFC 216 card now includes:

  • Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
  • Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
  • Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
  • Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
  • Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell
  • Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
  • Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie