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UFC Fight Night 56: Ian McCall-John Lineker Called Off

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Despite John Lineker making weight on a second attempt, a planned co-main event flyweight contest between Ian McCall and Lineker has been scrapped for tonight’s UFC Fight Night 56 card.

McCall was forced out of the bout due to an illness, which is being reported as a viral infection. The fight was expected to help determine a No. 1 contender in the 125-pound division.

All planned fights for tonight will now air on either FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. FightLine will have complete coverage of all the action.

Here is the updated card:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10:30 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Ovince St. Preux

Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban

Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva

Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Jorge Oliveira

Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff


Featherweight: Diego Rivas vs. Rodolfo Rubio

Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith

Lightweight: Leandro Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman

Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman

Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva