John Lineker replacing injured Dominick Cruz at UFC 219

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UFC 219 had Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera facing off against Dominic Cruz before Cruz had to pull out due to an injury. Cruz was coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Cody Garbrandt. Rivera was coming off a decision win against Thomas Almeida.  Marlon Moraes offered to step in after he beat John Dodson but was booked against Aljamain Sterling.

Just announced today: John “Hands of Stone” Lineker will step in to face Rivera on short notice at UFC 219 on December in Las Vegas, Nevada in the T-Mobile arena. Lineker last fought Marlon Moraes and came away with a decision victory. Before that his last loss was to now champ, TJ Dillashaw. The following fights are announced at UFC 219:

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