UFC officials have moved quickly to find a replacement for Michael Johnson, switching Bobby Green to UFC on FOX 12 to face Josh Thomson.
Johnson was forced to pull out of the planned main card opener on July 26 due to an injury. Green will now step away from a fight at UFC Fight Night 47 against Abel Trujillo to meet Thomson.
Green (22-5) has won seven consecutive fights, including three with the UFC since signing from Strikeforce. He defeated Pat Healy to close out 2013 after earning finishes vs. James Krause and Jacob Volkmann.
Trujillo is expected to receive a new opponent shortly. Below is the current lineup for the FOX card:
MAIN CARD (FOX/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Featherweight: Clay Guida vs. Dennis Bermudez
Lightweight: Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/6 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Daron Cruickshank
Light Heavyweight: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins
Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Hernani Perpetuo
Featherweight: Brian Ortega vs. Mike De La Torre
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/4:15 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Akbarh Arreola vs. Tiago Trator
Featherweight: Steven Siler vs. Noad Lahat
Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Andreas Stahl
Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk