One-time UFC title contender Joe Soto will replace Russell Doane and face Michinori Tanaka in January at UFC 195, the promotion confirmed recently.
Set for January 2, the card features Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit for the welterweight title.
Soto (15-4) is a former Bellator titleholder who stepped in on short notice and fought T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight title. The 28-year-old suffered a fifth-round KO loss to Dillashaw, and was bested by Anthony Birchak in June.
Tanaka (10-1) suffered his first pro loss to Kyung Ho Kang last year, snapping a 10-fight win streak.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Welterweight Championship
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Carlos Condit
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Stephen Thompson
Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Lorenz Larkin
Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Drew Dober
Welterweight: Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia
Strawweight: Justin Kish vs. Nina Ansaroff
Bantamweight: Michael McDonald vs. Masanori Kanehara
Bantamweight: Joe Sotovs. Michinori Tanaka