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Lineup Set For UFN 81 In January

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The lineup has been set for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 81 event, as T.J. Dillashaw defends his bantamweight belt vs. Dominick Cruz.

Set for January 17 from the TD Garden in Boston, the main card – and most of the prelims – air live on FOX Sports 1.

Along with Dillashaw-Cruz, Anthony Pettis meets Eddie Alvarez and Travis Browne squares off against Matt Mitrione. Maximo Blanco will open the main card against a yet-to-be named opponent after Dennis Bermudez was forced to withdraw from the fight.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Dominick Cruz

Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione

Featherweight: Maximo Blanco vs. TBA

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

Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade

Featherweight: Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa

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

Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Daron Cruickshank

Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman

Light Heavyweight: Sean O’Connell vs. Ilir Latifi

Bantamweight: Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams

Light Heavyweight: Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Francimar Barroso

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