Michael Chiesa wrote a Facebook message last night stating that he has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 91 main event against Tony Ferguson due to injury.
The UFC has today announced that the co-main event bout between bantamweight standouts Michael McDonald and John Lineker has now been moved into the five-round headliner spot.
UFC Fight Night 91 will be held on July 13, 2016 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The card airs live on FOX Sports 1.
Ferguson, the No. 3-ranked contender at 155 pounds, will remain on the card in the co-main event slot as he faces unbeaten Octagon newcomer Landon Vannata.
A member of the renowned Jackson-Wink MMA team in Albuquerque, the 24-year-old Vannata has won all eight of his pro MMA bouts, finishing seven of them before the final bell.
With this announcement, UFC Fight Night 91 now looks like this:
John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald
Tony Ferguson vs. Landon Vannata
Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman
Daniel Omielańczuk vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Kyle Noke vs. Keita Nakamura
Louis Smolka vs. Ben Nguyen
Ryan Hall vs. Alex White
Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu
Eric Spicely vs. Sam Alvey
Rani Yahya vs. Matthew Lopez
Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson
Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister
Lauren Murphy vs. Katlyn Chookagian