Let’s try this one more time.

On Tuesday night, the UFC announced it has rebooked the flyweight matchup between Ian McCall and John Lineker for UFC 183 in January.

The two 125-pounders were scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night 56 in November before McCall fell ill, forcing him to pull out of the fight just a few hours after the weigh-ins.

McCall (13-4-1), the former Tachi Palace Fights champion, will being looking to extend his two-fight win streak after picking up back-to-back decision victories over Brad Pickett and Iliarde Santos. Prior to this string of victories, “Uncle Creepy” dropped back-to-back decisions to Joseph Benavidez and current champion Demetrious Johnson.

Lineker (24-7), who initially missed weight prior to his scheduled fight with McCall, was last seen earning a third-round TKO victory over Alptekin Özkılıç at UFC Fight Night 45 in July.  This gave “Hands of Stone” TKO victories in four of his last five bouts. Prior to this win, Lineker dropped a decision to former title contender Ali Bagautinov at UFC 169.

While nothing is official, the winner of this bout could very well be named the new number one contender for Johnson’s flyweight title.

UFC 183 is currently scheduled to take place on January 31 in Las Vegas. A middleweight superfight between former champion Anderson Silva and fan favorite Nick Diaz will serve as the night’s main event.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

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