John Lineker hopes he won’t be out of action for long after an injury forced him to withdraw from Saturday’s matchup with Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN+ 1. Lineker (31-8 MMA, 12-3 UFC) was supposed to meet Sandhagen (9-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a bantamweight affair. Unfortunately, nine days’ from the event, he pulled out of the fight and was replaced by octagon newcomer Mario Bautista (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The nature of Lineker injury is still not known, but the Brazilian said he hopes to get another fight booked soon (via Twitter ): I am sorry I wont be fighting on the upcoming jan 19th card.
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