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UFC Fight Night 81: Two Fights Changed

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Two fighters will make their Octagon debuts on short notice this Sunday, as Augusto Mendes and Elvis Mutapcic have been signed to compete at UFC Fight Night 81.

Set for the TD Garden in Boston, the card features T.J. Dillashaw defending his bantamweight belt on FOX Sports 1 against Dominick Cruz.

Mendes (5-0) steps in for Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa in a featherweight contest, while Mutapcic (15-3) replaces Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Francimar Barroso at light heavyweight.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Dominick Cruz

Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione

Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo

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

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade

Featherweight: Maximo Blanco vs. Luke Sanders

Featherweight: Augusto Mendes vs. Charles Rosa

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Daron Cruickshank

Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman

Light Heavyweight: Sean O’Connell vs. Ilir Latifi

Bantamweight: Rob Font vs. Joey Gomez

Light Heavyweight: Elvis Mutapcic vs. Francimar Barroso

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