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UFC 181 Fight Card: Heavyweights Replace Females On PPV Main Card

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With the decision to replace Holly Holm with Ashlee Evans-Smith, UFC officials have re-organized the UFC 181 fight card.

Replacing the female bantamweight contest on the pay-per-view main card will be heavyweights Todd Duffee and Anthony Hamilton. The event takes place December 6 from Las Vegas.

Duffee (8-2) and Hamilton (12-3) will follow lightweights Tony Ferguson and Abel Trujillo to the Octagon. The event also features a pair of world title fights, as Johny Hendricks meets Robbie Lawler for the welterweight belt, while Anthony Pettis defends his lightweight title vs. Gilbert Melendez.

The other main card bout pits Travis Browne against Brendan Schaub.

Headlining the FOX Sports 1 prelims will be Urijah Faber, as “The California Kid” battles Francisco Rivera. A pair of recent Ultimate Fighter winners will also be in action.

Below is the current lineup for the night:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Welterweight Championship
Johny Hendricks (c) vs. Robbie Lawler

UFC Lightweight Championship
Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Gilbert Melendez

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub

Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera

Middleweight: Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman

Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Jonathan Wilson

Female Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar

Featherweight: Alex White vs. Clay Collard

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