Brett Okamato of ESPN.com is reporting that mulitple sources have confirmed to him that a bantamweight fight between former champion T.J. Dillashaw and John Lineker is close to being finalised for UFC 207.
UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey will be held on December 30, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
The event will be headlined by a UFC women’s bantamweight title bout between current champion Amanda Nunes and former champion Ronda Rousey.
Dillashaw (13-3 MMA) is coming off an impressive performance at UFC 200 where he earned a dominant unanimous decision over Raphael Assuncao in July. Dillashaw had been calling out champion Dominick Cruz prior to this announcement, however, Cruz will now face Cody Garbrandt for the bantamweight title at the same event.
Lineker (29-7 MMA) is 4-0 since moving up from the flyweight division. He is coming off a split decision main event win over John Dodson at UFC Fight Night 96, however, Lineker missed weight for the bout and was fined 20% of his purse.
With this news, UFC 207 now looks like this:
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight title
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt for the UFC bantamweight title
TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker
Fabrício Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez
Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia
Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Matt Brown
Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Marvin Vettori
Brandon Thatch vs. Sabah Homasi
Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg