A bantamweight clash between John Lineker and Marlon Vera was added to UFC’s upcoming event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 28. MMA Fighting confirmed with multiple sources following a report by Combate.
Lineker (29-8) returns to the cage for the first time since fracturing his jaw in his UFC 207 clash with T.J. Dillashaw last December. Lineker, who has won six in a row prior to that bout, suffered the injury in the opening round and lost a decision against the former UFC champion.
Vera (12-3-1) enters the biggest fight of his professional career on a three-fight winning streak, including a first-round submission over Brian Kelleher in Long Island and the third-round knockout of Brad Pickett in London earlier this year.
Danny Segura contributed to this report