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Louis Smolka Will Face Brandon Moreno At UFC Fight Night 96

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Louis Smolka has a new opponent for next Saturday, as he’ll meet Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night 96.

Set for the Moda Center in Portland, the event features John Linker vs. John Dodson.

Smolka (11-1) was scheduled to meet Sergio Pettis, but an injury knocked Pettis out.

Moreno (11-3) will make his Octagon debut after competing on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. He lost to Alexandre Pantjoa in the opening round of the tournament.

FOX Sports first reported the change.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/11 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: John Dodson vs. John Lineker

Lightweight: Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira

Flyweight: Louis Smolka vs. Brandon Moreno

Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Zak Ottow


Light Heavyweight: Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Joachim Christensen

Featherweight: Hacran Dias vs. Andre Fili

Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov

Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Keita Nakamura

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:15 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Tamdan McCrory

Light Heavyweight: Ion Cutelba vs. Johnathan Wilson

Heavyweight: Cody East vs. Curtis Blaydes

Female Bantamweight: Kelly Faszholz vs. Ketlen Vieria