Updated UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz fight card lineup; Mendes out, Bochniak in against Rosa

Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 has seen another change to the preliminary card as Augusto Mendes is out of the event due to undisclosed reasons and stepping up to face Charles Rosa on three days notice will be Kyle Bochniak.

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The fight change was announced by the UFC on Thursday afternoon.

UFC Fight Night 81 will take place from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday evening and will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight as champion T.J. Dillashaw defends the UFC 135 pound title against Dominick Cruz.

The current UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (FS1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
T.J. Dillashaw (13-2) vs. Dominick Cruz (20-1)
Anthony Pettis (18-3) vs. Eddie Alvarez (26-4)
Travis Browne (17-3-1) vs. Matt Mitrione (9-4)
Ross Pearson (20-9, 1NC) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (18-4)

Preliminary Card: (FS1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Patrick Cote (23-9) vs. Ben Saunders (19-6-2)
Mairbek Taisumov (24-5) vs. Chris Wade (10-1)
Tim Boetsch (18-9) vs. Ed Herman (23-11, 1NC)
Maximo Blanco (12-6-1, 1NC) vs. Luke Sanders (10-0)

Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass – 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Paul Felder (10-2) vs. Daron Cruickshank (16-7, 1NC)
Ilir Latifi (11-4, 1NC) vs. Sean O’Connell (16-6)
Charles Rosa (10-2) vs. Kyle Bochniak (6-0)
Rob Font (11-1) vs. Joey Gomez (6-0)
Francimar Barroso (17-4) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-3)