Cody Garbrandt will indeed remain on this Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 83 card, as Augusto Mendes has been signed to replace John Lineker.
Set for the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, the card boasts a headline fight pitting Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira.
Mendes (5-0) comes over from Legacy FC and will be stepping in for Lineker after he was forced out due to contracting dengue fever.
Garbrandt (7-0) has won both of his Octagon fights and owns six finishes among his seven pro wins.
Below is the current card, which is still without opponents for two scheduled fights:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/9 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. Augusto Mendes
Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Middleweight: Joe Riggs vs. Chris Camozzi
Lightweight: Shane Campbell vs. James Krause
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Sean Strickland vs. Alex Garcia
Middleweight: Daniel Sarafian vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Middleweight: Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes vs. TBA
Welterweight: Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/5:30 p.m. ET)
Female Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau
Female Bantamweight: Lauren Murphy vs. TBA
Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov