With Michael Chiesa forced out of his UFC Fight Night main event on July 13 against fellow lightweight contender Tony Ferguson due to injury, the originally scheduled co-main event bout between bantamweight standouts Michael “Mayday” McDonald and John “Hands of Stone” Lineker has now been moved into the five-round headliner spot.

UFC officials announced the change Tuesday afternoon.

However Ferguson (20-3), winner of season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter, will remain on the card in the co-main event slot as he welcomes undefeated UFC newcomer Landon Vannata.

Vannata (8-0), a Jackson-Wink MMA product, has won all eight of his pro MMA bouts, including seven ending in stoppage.

“[Tony Ferguson is a] Very tough pressure fighter with great chokes. It should be a fun puzzle to solve,” said Vannata.

The entire event will go down at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls on July 13.

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