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Following Anderson Silva Injury, Alves-Barberena Promoted To UFC 198 Main Card

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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