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Francisco Rivera Steps In To Compete At UFC Fight Night 83

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Francisco Rivera will replace Henry Briones and face Brad Pickett to open the UFC Fight Night 83 main card.

Set for February 27 from The O2 in London, the UFC Fight Pass card features Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping.

Rivera (11-5) has won four of seven Octagon appearances, but is coming off a pair of losses to John Lineker and Alex Caceres.

Pickett (24-11) owns a 4-6 UFC record, including three straight defeats.

The fight change was first reported by The Sun.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass)

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva

Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Thales Leites

Welterweight: Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura

Bantamweight: Brad Pickett vs. Francisco Rivera


Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson

Bantamweight: Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera

Middleweight: Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey

Featherweight: Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza

Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Scott

Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke

Heavyweight: Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jarjis Danho

Lightweight: Teemu Packalen vs. Lukasz Sajewski

Lightweight: David Teymur vs. Martin Svensson