An interesting Bantamweight bout has been rescheduled for the UFC’s next trip to Miami.
Brazilian Bantamweight powerhouse John Lineker and Cory Sandhagen were initially scheduled to meet at the inaugural UFC on ESPN event which takes place on Feb. 17. However, Lineker was pulled from the bout with a minor but undisclosed injury. The bout has now been moved to UFC on ESPN 3 which takes place on Apr. 27.
Lineker (31-8, 12-3 in UFC) moved up to the 135 pound division back in 2015 and has gone 6-1 since then with his only loss coming against the current Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Prior to this, Lineker competed at Flyweight but consistently missed weight on multiple occasions. His victories at 135 include Marlon Vera, Rob Font and Michael McDonald.
Sandhagen (10-1, 3-0 in UFC) has burst onto the Bantamweight scene since making his debut at the beginning of 2018. Since taking his first steps in the Octagon, Sandhagen has rounded off three victories over Austin Arnett, Iuri Alcantara and Mario Bautista. Additionally, he finished all three bout with TKO stoppages and an armbar submission in his most recent outing. Of his 10 career wins, seven have come by way of finish.
UFC on ESPN 3 is set to take place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on April 27 and will air live on ESPN.