The highly anticipated Flyweight contender match-up between John Lineker (24-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is set to meet Ian McCall (13-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) is back on and is set now for UFC 183 in January. The two were originally set to face off at UFC Fight Night 56 event but was canceled after Lineker was forced out with an illness.
UFC 183 will place Jan. 31 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, will feature the Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz super-fight headliner, airing on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Ian McCall (13-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) got back on track after losing 2 fights to the Champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. McCall has since pulled off back to back wins over Iliarde Santos and Brad Pickett.
John Lineker (24-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has won five of his last six fights, with his latest fight of the night win over Alptekin Ozkilic back in July UFC Fight Night 45.
UFC 183 line up now looks as such
Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley
Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein
Sara McMann vs. Miesha Tate
Tim Boetsch vs. Thales Leites
Rafael Natal vs. Tom Watson
Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes
Andy Enz vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Richardson Moreira
John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
BY: MICHELLE LUCE