Warlley Alves and Bryan Barberena will get the opportunity to kickoff the UFC 198 main card in style, as the two have been promoted to the pay-per-view portion of Saturday’s lineup.
Officials announced two changes after removing Uriah Hall from the card. Hall was slated to meet Anderson Silva, but the former champion was forced out with a gallbladder issue.
Alves and Barberena moved up from the FOX Sports 1 prelims and were replaced by Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo.
All the action now starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
Below is the complete lineup:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m.)
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Catchweight: Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown
Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago Santos
Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros
Bantamweight: Rob Font vs. John Lineker
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Welterweight: Sergio Moraes vs. Luis Chagas
Featherweight: Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov