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Change Made To UFN 81 Main Card Lineup

Change Made To UFN 81 Main Card Lineup

A new fight will kickoff UFC Fight Night 81, as Ross Pearson meets Francisco Trinaldo.

Set for January 17 from the TD Garden in Boston, T.J. Dillashaw defends his bantamweight belt against Dominick Cruz in the main event.

Pearson and Trinaldo replace Maximo Blanco in the main card opener, as Blanco’s opponent – Dennis Bermudez – was ruled out. No replacement has been named for Bermudez yet.

Below is the complete 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

Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo

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

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade

Featherweight: Maximo Blanco vs. TBA

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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