UFC Fight Night McDonald vs Lineker


The event will be the first that the organization has hosted in South Dakota.

A lightweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter winners was scheduled to headline the event, as The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos winner Tony Ferguson was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Live winner Michael Chiesa. However, Chiesa pulled out due to a back injury on June 27. On the following day, it was announced that promotional newcomer Landon Vannata would replace him and the bout would be moved to the co-main event, as a bantamweight bout between former interim UFC Bantamweight Championship challenger Michael McDonald and John Lineker was revealed as the new headliner.

Alex White was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber winner Ryan Hall, but pulled out on June 28 due to an undisclosed injury. Hall elected to fight on a different date rather than have the promotion find him a replacement

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class   MethodRoundTimeNotes
BantamweightMichael McDonaldvs.John Lineker    
LightweightTony Fergusonvs.Landon Vannata    
MiddleweightTim Boetschvs.Josh Samman    
HeavyweightDaniel Omielańczukvs.Oleksiy Oliynyk    
WelterweightKyle Nokevs.Keita Nakamura    
FlyweightLouis Smolkavs.Ben Nguyen    
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Women’s BantamweightLauren Murphyvs.Katlyn Chookagian    
MiddleweightEric Spicelyvs.Sam Alvey    
Women’s StrawweightCortney Caseyvs.Cristina Stanciu    
LightweightScott Holtzmanvs.Cody Pfister    
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
BantamweightRani Yahyavs.Matthew Lopez    
MiddleweightDevin Clarkvs.Alex Nicholson   

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