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UFC Fight Night 83 Loses John Lineker Due To Dengue Fever

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John Lineker has been forced out of a planned bantamweight showdown with Cody Garbrandt this Sunday due to the dengue fever.

Lineker and Garbrandt were set for part of the FOX Sports 1 main card from Pittsburgh and the Consol Energy Center. The event has been hit hard by injuries, leaving Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira for the main event.

No word yet if officials will replace Lineker (26-7) to keep the unbeaten Garbrandt (7-0) on the card.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/9 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro

Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. TBA

Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Middleweight: Joe Riggs vs. Chris Camozzi

Lightweight: Shane Campbell vs. James Krause


Welterweight: Sean Strickland vs. Alex Garcia

Middleweight: Daniel Sarafian vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Middleweight: Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes

Welterweight: Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/5:30 p.m. ET)

Female Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau

Female Bantamweight: Lauren Murphy vs. TBA

Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov