John Lineker has his next assignment as the heavy-handed flyweight is headed to Manchester to take on Phil Harris. UFC officials announced the matchup earlier today.
The two flyweights were originally set to meet at UFC 163 but Harris was knocked out of the bout with a fractured orbital. As a result, Lineker would take on José Maria Tome at UFC 163, defeating him via second round TKO. Despite the impressive victory, Lineker missed weight for the second time in his UFC career prior to the bout, putting the talented flyweight on notice for his next fight.
UFC Fight Night 30 is scheduled for October 26 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight card will be headlined by a middleweight showdown between top challengers Michael Bisping and Mark Muñoz. While most of the UFC Fight Night cards will normally air on FOX Sports 1, this card will air on FOX Sports 2 (what is now FUEL TV).