The bantamweight division has never been better and this is another example.
Lineker (26-7) is coming off a first-round submission win over Francisco Rivera at UFC 191 in September. It was one of the wildest, most violent rounds in recent memory. Lineker, 26, was making his bantamweight debut in the UFC after having trouble making flyweight. He has won three straight, seven of his last eight and has four knockouts in that stretch.
Garbrandt (7-0) is one of the best prospects in the division. The Team Alpa Male product has not fought since a unanimous decision win over Henry Briones at UFC 189 in July. Garbrandt, 24, is 2-0 in the UFC with a TKO of Marcus Brimage also on his record.
Also announced for UFC Fight Night 82 was a women's bantamweight matchup between Lauren Murphy and Sarah Moras. Murphy (8-2), the former Invicta FC women's bantamweight champ, is 0-2 in the UFC. Moras (4-2) is coming off a loss to Jessica Andrade in July.
No other fights have been announced yet for the card.