Hooker-Diakiese Added To Main Card Of UFC 219

Daniel Hooker and Marc Diakiese will be getting a bigger spotlight at UFC 219, as Jimmie Rivera has been pulled from the card following an injury to his opponent.

The two lightweight fighters have been promoted to fight in the pay-per-view main card of Saturday’s UFC event, after a tooth infection sustained by John Lineker forced the Brazilian to withdraw from a bantamweight contest with Jimmie Rivera, thus canceling the bout.

The decision to move Hooker vs. Diakiese from the FOX Sports 1 prelims to the main card was announced on Wednesday night by the promotion. Hooker and Diakiese will fight in the third bout of the pay-per-view main card.

UFC 219 is set to go down on Saturday, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UFC women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg defends her belt against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm in the headliner.

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