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UFC Fight Night 83: New Main Event Tabbed

ufc fight night 83

A meeting of “Cowboy” vs. “Cowboy” will now headline UFC Fight Nigh 83, as Alex Oliveira replaces Tim Means vs. Donald Cerrone.

Set for Pittsburgh on February 21, the event will air on FOX Sports live.

Oliveira (14-2-1) has scored three straight wins, knocking out Piotr Hallmann last November. He lost his Octagon debut last May to Gilbert Burns, but has rebounded with wins over K.J. Noons, Joe Merritt and Hallmann.

Cerrone (28-7) saw his eight-fight win streak come to a screeching halt at the hands of UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in December. Dos Anjos earned a first round TKO victory, marking just the second time Cerrone had been stopped via strikes.

Both fighters are nicknamed “Cowboy,” with Oliveira earning his from his rodeo bullriding days.

Below is the current lineup:

Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira

Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker

Female Bantamweight: Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro

Middleweight: Joe Riggs vs. Chris Camozzi

Middleweight: Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes

Lightweight: Shane Campbell vs. James Krause

Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov

Welterweight: Sean Strickland vs. Alex Garcia

Welterweight: Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb

Middleweight: Daniel Sarafian vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Female Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau

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