UFC officials announced today that the rumored flyweight match-up between top contenders John Lineker (24-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Ian McCall (13-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) has now become a reality and is officially added to November’s UFC Fight Night 56 event in Brazil, which takes place on Nov. 8.
The venue has yet to be officially announced but UFC Fight night 56 is expected to take place at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The # 6 ranked John ”Hands of Stone” Lineker (24-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has won five of his last six fights and has been impressive since his debut in the UFC in 2012. He is one of the heaviest hitters in flyweight division, winning his last four opponents by way of TKO or KO. However he isn’t short of controversy due to his multiple failed attempts at making weight.
The # 3 ranked Ian ”Uncle Creepy” McCall (13-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) since a draw and rematch loss to Champion Demetrious Johnson McCall has been able to bounce back with back to back decision wins over IIiarde Santos and Brad Pickett.
This is the second match-up to be added to UFC Fight Night 56, Ian McCall and John Lineker will join the card with the Light Heavyweight bout between Rafael Cavalcante vs. Ovince Saint Preux.