Jimi Manuwa is now booked for a fight at UFC 214, keeping him on the afterburners as a replacement for the main event if needed.
Manuwa will meet Volkan Oezdemir, who called him out after a win over Misha Cirkunov this past weekend.
UFC 214 takes place July 29 and features Daniel Cormier defending his light heavyweight title vs. Jon Jones.
Manuwa (17-2) is coming off knockout wins over Ovince Saint Preux and Corey Anderson, while Oezdemir (14-1) has won both of his UFC fights.
Below is the current fight card:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones
Featherweight: Doo Ho Choi vs. Andre Fili
Flyweight: Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Chan Sung Jung
Lightweight: Sage Northcutt vs. Claudio Puelles
Strawweight: Kailin Curran vs. Alexandra Albu
Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
Heavyweight: Dimitri Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek
Light Heavyweight: Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Female Bantamweight: Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieria
Featherweight: Brian Ortega vs. Renato Moicano