Report: John Lineker to Battle Marlon Vera in Return Bout
By FCF Staff
John Lineker will compete for the first time since last December next month, as the bantamweight has reportedly been scheduled to fight Marlon Vera.
The hard hitting contender hasn’t fought since he fractued his jaw at UFC 207, during a decision loss to TJ Dillashaw. According to an initial report from Combate, and a subsequent story from MMA Fighting, Lineker will face Ver at UFC FN 119 on October 28th.
The upcoming card will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Lineker (29-8) was riding a six fight winning streak before he lost to Dillashaw. Vera (12-3-1), on the other hand, has won three in a row and submitted Brian Kelleher this past July in his last outing.
UFC FN 119 will feature a middleweight fight between Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson in the main event.