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With Andrew Holbrook out, Sage Northcutt now meets Bryan Barberena at next week’s UFC on FOX 18

An undisclosed injury has forced Andrew Holbrook to pull out of next week’s UFC on FOX 18 and Sage Northcutt will now meet Bryan Barberena in a welterweight bout.

The fight change was announced by the UFC on Friday.

UFC on FOX 18 will come from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey next Saturday night and will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout as Anthony Johnson meets Ryan Bader.

Barberena (10-3) had been scheduled to face Jonavin Webb at UFC Fight Night 82 and a new opponent for Webb will likely be announced shortly by the UFC. This will be Barberena’s first fight since April of last year as he lost a decision against Chad Laprise. Northcutt (7-0) made his UFC debut last year and both of his wins in the UFC have come stoppage. His most recent win came in December as he defeated Cody Pfister by submission.

The current UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (FOX – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m PT)
Anthony Johnson (20-5) vs. Ryan Bader (21-4)
Josh Barnett (34-7) vs. Ben Rothwell (35-9)
Iuri Alcantara (32-6, 1NC) vs. Jimmie Rivera (18-1)
Sage Northcutt (7-0) vs. Bryan Barberena (10-3)

Preliminary Card: (FS1 – 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
Tarec Saddiedine (15-4) vs. Jake Ellenberger (30-10)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (8-1) vs. Diego Ferreira (11-2)
Rafael Natal (20-6-1) vs. Kevin Casey (9-3, 2NC)
Dustin Ortiz (15-4) vs. Wilson Reis (19-6)
George Sullivan (17-4, 1NC) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (22-6-1)
Alex Caceres (10-8, 1NC) vs. Masio Fullen (10-5)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT)
Damon Jackson (9-2) vs. Levan Makashvili (10-2)
Tony Martin (9-3) vs. Felipe Olivieri (14-4)
Matt Dwyer (8-3) vs. Randy Brown (6-0)