Initially, UFC Fight Night 83 was scheduled to include a compelling, bantamweight fight between Cody Garbrandt and John Lineker. If you follow either guy, then you know both are aggressive strikers, so it was fight that had stand-up enthusiasts excited.
Unfortunately, Lineker is ill, and the heavy handed fighter had to pull out. Now Garbrandt is taking on Augusto Mendes, who is also a rising 135’er. Mendes, however, is more well known for his jiu-jitsu game, so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
You can watch Garbrandt weigh-in on the opponent change below.