Cody Donovan will remain on the November UFC 167 event, just not opposite Robert Drysdale.
Drysdale was denied his fight license by the Nevada Athletic Commission, forcing the UFC to replace him with Gian Villante.
The bout will be part of the online stream November 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre faces Johny Hendricks.
Villante (10-4) lost his UFC debut to Ovince St. Preux earlier this year. The bout was stopped after an eye poke just moments into the final round.
Donovan (8-3) is 1-1 with the promotion.