Michael McBride will make his Octagon debut next Saturday night at UFC 203 opposite Nik Lentz.
McBride replaces Mairbek Taisumov, who was removed from the fight on Thursday.
Set for September 10 from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the card features Alistair Overeem challenging Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title.
McBride (8-1) owns eight submission wins to his credit, including a 2014 victory in Bellator MMA. He last fought in November, earning another win via submission.
Lentz (28-7-2) is 5-2 over his last seven fights, including a recent victory over Danny Castillo.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Alistair Overeem
Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne
Welterweight: CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera
Strawweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Andrade
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Eye
Lightweight: Nik Lentz vs. Michael McBride
Middleweight: Brad Tavares vs. Caio Magalhaes
Flyweight: Ian McCall vs. Ray Borg
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros vs. Sean Spencer
Light Heavyweight: Francimar Barroso vs. CB Dollaway
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Jason Gonzalez
Lightweight: Damir Hadzovic vs. Yusuke Kazuya