An injury to Costas Philippou has scrapped a planned rematch with Uriah Hall and opened the door for Louis Taylor to make his UFC debut.
UFC Fight Night 59 takes place January 18 from Boston’s TD Garden and features Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver in the main event.
Taylor (11-3) is on a four-fight win streak that includes a 2012 knockout of Joe Vedepo in Bellator. His last three victories have all been via guillotine choke for the APFC promotion.
Hall (9-4) has won his last two after a pair of split decision defeats in 2013. He was looking to avenge one of his pre-UFC losses to Philippou, who earned a majority decision over The Ultimate Fighter finalist in 2011.
Below is the current lineup for the card:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver
Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez
Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Louis Taylor
Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer
Welterweight: John Howard vs. Lorenz Larkin
Welterweight: Zhang Lipeng vs. Chris Wade
Flyweight: Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell
Lightweight: Frankie Perez vs. Johnny Case
Featherweight: Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell
Flyweight: Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez