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Report: TJ Dillashaw – John Lineker Bout Likely For UFC 207

John Lineker

TJ Dillashaw won’t be facing Dominick Cruz at UFC 207, like he hoped, but it looks like he’ll take on another of the division’s top bantamweights.

According to a report from ESPN.com, sources are saying that a fight between Dillashaw and John Lineker has been verbally agreed to the December 30th, UFC 207 card. The match-up is expected to be finalized shortly.

Ever since Dillashaw lost the bantamweight title to Cruz, via split decision earlier this year, he’s been campaigning for a rematch. Recently the UFC announced, however, that the champion will fight Cody Garbrandt at the year end event.

Most recently, Dillashaw decisioned Raphael Assuncao in July. Lineker, meanwhile, earned a split decision win over John Dodson in October. Dillashaw – Lineker should be an outstanding fight.

UFC 207 will be headlined by a bantamweight scrap between champion Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey.

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