We will get to see how Sage Northcutt deals with adversity, as the prospect was given a new opponent just over a week away from UFC on FOX 18.
Northcutt will now open the FOX main card against Bryan Barberena after an injury knocked Andrew Holbrook out. The card, which takes place January 30, features Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader in the main event.
After competing at lightweight in his first two bouts, Northcutt (7-0) will fight at welterweight vs. Barberena (10-3).
Barberena saw his seven-fight win streak snapped with a decision loss to Chad Laprise.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (FOX/8 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader
Heavyweight: Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell
Bantamweight: Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera
Lightweight: Sage Northcutt vs. Bryan Barberena
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/5 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger
Lightweight: Diego Ferreira vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Middleweight: Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal
Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz vs. Wilson Reis
Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan
Featherweight: Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3:30 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili
Lightweight: Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin
Welterweight: Matt Dwyer vs. Randy Brown