With UFC 233 canceled, along with also former winner Dominick Cruz sidelined with another accident, John Lineker has a fresh date and an opponent for his return to the Octagon.

Both fighters affirmed the match-up on social networking after a written study by ESPN.

Lineker (31-8) fought for the last time in May, quitting Brian Kelleher at the third-round of their bantamweight bout at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian is 6-1 since moving upto bantamweight in 2015, along with his only defeat coming by the hands of future winner T.J. Dillashaw.

Sandhagen (9-1) has looked impressive since joining the company earlier this year, knocking outside Austin Arnett and seasoned Brazilian veteran Iuri Alcantara. Sandhagen is riding a four-fight winning series going into the biggest episode of his mixed martial arts career.

UFC’s first Fight Night card to air on ESPN+ takes place at the Barclays-center and features Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo for the flyweight belt in the main event.


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