Former two-time UFC title contender and ex-Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez has agreed to replace Bobby Green in a lightweight showdown with Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71, the promotion announced recently.
Set for July 15 and San Diego, the card features a main event between Frank Mir and Todd Duffee.
Melendez (22-5) dropped his second straight contest recently when he lost to Eddie Alvarez via split-decision. Iaquinta (12-3-1) is on a four-fight win streak and has won seven of his last eight overall.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1)
Heavyweight: Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee
Lightweight: Gilbert Melendez vs. Al Iaquinta
Lightweight: Josh Thomson vs. Tony Ferguson
Welterweight: Sean Strickland vs. Igor Araujo
Bantamweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Manny Gamburyan
Welterweight: Alan Jouban vs. Matt Dwyer
Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri
Welterweight: Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia
Female Bantamweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi
Female Bantamweight: Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau
Light Heavyweight: Kevin Casey vs. Ildemar Alcantara