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.