According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, both Lineker and Cutelaba have been forced out of their perspective contests against Cory Sandhagen and Glover Teixeira.
A new year is already bringing familiar for the matchmaking department. It will prove to be a tall task to find available fighters on just nine days’ notice.
Although this is a tough blow for the debut card on ESPN, the fight card still remains loaded with intriguing contests. The night will culminate with a champion vs. champion bout between Henry Cejudo and T.J. Dillashaw for the flyweight title.