Due to illness and injury, respectively, bantamweight contender John Lineker and middleweight veteran Trevor Smith have both been late scratches to Sunday's UFC Fight Night event in Pittsburgh, but the promotion's matchmakers have salvaged both fights at Consol Energy Center.
In a bantamweight bout, Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes will make his Octagon debut against hard-hitting Cody Garbrandt. And in middleweight action, Anthony "Lionheart" Smith, fresh from a TKO win over Josh Neer, will return to the Octagon and put his seven-fight winning streak on the line against newcomer Leonardo Augusto Leleco.
In the UFC Fight Night main event, which airs live on FOX Sports 1, Donald Cerrone moves up to the welterweight division to face Alex Oliveira.
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UFC 252: Miocic vs Cormier 3 – The Trilogy
The UFC heavyweight championship is on the line on August 15 when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier complete their trilogy in the main event of UFC 252