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Officials Update UFC 173 Card’s Prelim Lineup

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Due to Doo Ho Choi being removed, Sam Sicilia has found himself with a new opponent for UFC 173. Officials signed Aaron Phillips for the bout on May 24.

The event features a bantamweight title fight between champion Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw. Also, Dan Henderson will meet Daniel Cormier in the co-main and Robbie Lawler faces off with Jake Ellenberger.

Phillips (5-0) owns three first round knockouts to his credit and will be making his Octagon debut against the veteran of The Ultimate Fighter.

Sicilia (12-4) is the winner of two UFC bouts, including a November finish over Godofredo Pepey in Brazil. He is 2-3 overall with the promotion.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Renan Barao (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Light Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger

Bantamweight: Francisco Rivera vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno

Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Chico Camus

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Aaron Phillips

Welterweight: Jingliang Li vs. David Michaud

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