Two fighters will make their Octagon debuts on short notice this Sunday, as Augusto Mendes and Elvis Mutapcic have been signed to compete at UFC Fight Night 81.
Set for the TD Garden in Boston, the card features T.J. Dillashaw defending his bantamweight belt on FOX Sports 1 against Dominick Cruz.
Mendes (5-0) steps in for Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa in a featherweight contest, while Mutapcic (15-3) replaces Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Francimar Barroso at light heavyweight.
Below is the current 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. Luke Sanders
Featherweight: Augusto Mendes 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. Joey Gomez
Light Heavyweight: Elvis Mutapcic vs. Francimar Barroso