The UFC’s flyweight division has a limited number of options at the moment when it comes to contendership but the organization is certainly trying to build up new challengers for the championship. Though John Lineker and Phil Harris both have the potential to play a major role on that front, one will be eliminated from immediate consideration this August 3 when they face off at UFC 163.
UFC officials have confirmed the clash’s addition to the card. Lineker-Harris will join a lineup in Rio de Janeiro already set to feature Demian Maia-Josh Koscheck, Phil Davis-Lyoto Machida, and Jose Aldo-Anthony Pettis.
Lineker, who hails from Brazil, has gone 2-1 since joining the UFC with both wins coming in his last two tilts. He holds an overall mark of 21-6 including nine victories by way of knockout.
The 22-10 Harris is considered to be England’s top 125er. He was last seen outpointing Ulysses Gomez, though the 30-year old is a submission-specialist by trade with thirteen tap-outs to his credit.