On a day featuring news regarding Jon Jones, another UFC 197 bout was changed.
Carla Esparza, the first-ever UFC strawweight champion, will step in for Jessica Aguilar and meet Julianna Lima at the April event. ESPN first reported news of the fight.
Esparza (10-3) lost the title to Joanna Jedrzejczyk last year and spent the rest of 2015 on the sidelines recovering from shoulder surgery. She is also a former Invicta FC champion.
Lima (8-2) has bested Nina Asnaroff and Ericka Almeida inside the Octagon, losing only to the current titleholder since signing with the UFC.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones
UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza
Middleweight: Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker
Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele
Light Heavyweight: Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Strawweight: Carla Esparza vs. Juliana Lima
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)
Flyweight: Chris Kelades vs. Sergio Pettis
Lightweight: James Vick vs. Glaico Franca
Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. Efrain Escudero