John Lineker out of UFC Greenville

The rematch between Rob Font and John Lineker won’t be taking place at “UFC on ESPN+ 12”.

The two ranked bantamweight fighters were slated to meet in the co-main event of Saturday’s card in Greenville, but the bout has been scrapped after Lineker withdrew for an undisclosed reason.

It’s unknown at this time whether Font (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will get a new opponent. However, with weigh-ins scheduled for later Friday morning, the UFC’s options are presumably limited.

Font, 31, originally was slated to face off with Cody Stamann at “UFC on ESPN+ 12”. However, “The Spartan” was forced out of the bout due to injury.

Lineker stepped in on just three weeks’ notice to replace Stamann. The 29-year-old slugger was looking to rebound from a close split-decision loss to Cory Sandhagen in April.

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