Two flyweights have been added to the UFC Fight Night 45 event set for this July, as John Lineker looks to get back on track against Alptekin Ozkilic. Officials announced the bout recently.
The event takes place July 16 from The Revel in Atlantic City. Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller are set for the main event in a lightweight battle. The main card and part of the prelims are scheduled to air on FOX Sports 1.
Lineker (23-7) had built himself into a title contender on the heels of a four-fight win streak, despite issues making the flyweight limit. However, he was defeated by Ali Bagautinov earlier this year, a win that moved Bagautinov into a championship match with Demetrious Johnson.
The Brazilian had topped the likes of Azamat Gashimov, Jose Maria Tome and Phil Harris during his run that moved his overall UFC record to 4-2.
Ozkilic (9-2) won his Octagon debut last December, scoring a split decision over Darren Uyenoyama to run his win streak to four. Earlier this year, Ozkilic was defeated by Louis Smolka via decision, ending his strong run up the division ladder.
Below is a list of fights confirmed to date:
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana
Flyweight: John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic
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