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Joe Soto Steps In, Faces Marco Beltran At UFC Fight Night 98

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Former Bellator champion and one-time UFC title challenger Joe Soto has agreed to replace Guido Cannetti and face Marco Beltran this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 98.

The bout will be contested at a catchweight of 140 pounds.

Cannetti was removed due to a potential violation of the USADA drug testing.

Soto had a rough start to his UFC career, losing three straight, including to T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight title. But he claimed a submission win over Chris Beal earlier this year.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson

Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Marcin Held

Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov

Strawweight: Heather Jo Clark vs. Alexa Grasso

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arantes

Bantamweight: Marco Beltran vs. Joe Soto

Welterweight: Erick Montano vs. Max Griffin

Bantamweight: Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson

Lightweight: Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli

Featherweight: Enrique Barzola vs. Chris Avila