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