With the decision to move Nik Lentz to UFC on FOX 9 and a match with Chad Mendes, that left UFC officials to find a new opponent for Dennis Bermudez.
Bermudez will now face Steven Siler at UFC Fight For The Troops 3 in November.
Mendes-Lentz takes place on the main card on December 14 from Sacramento. Mendes (15-1) has won four straight – all via finish – since a loss to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
Lentz (24-5-2) has won eight of 11 UFC bouts with one draw.
Bermudez (11-3) has won four straight since a loss to Diego Brandao, while Siler (23-10) is coming off a knockout of Mike Thomas Brown, a former WEC champion.