Bobby Green recently pulled out of his fight against Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 96 and stepping up on short notice to face Burkman next Saturday night in Portland will be UFC newcomer Zak Ottow.
UFC officials confirmed the fight change on Wednesday.
UFC Fight Night 96 will come from the Moda Center on October 1 and the main card on FS1 will be headlined by a bantamweight bout as John Linker will meet John Dodson.
Ottow (13-3) is currently on a four fight winning streak and is coming off a decision win in June against Craig Eckelberg. Burkman (28-13, 1NC) has gone 1-3, 1NC since coming back to the UFC and is coming off a decision defeat earlier this year at UFC Fight Night 88 against Paul Felder.
The current UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson fight card is below.
John Lineker (28-7) vs. John Dodson (18-7)
Will Brooks (19-1) vs. Alex Oliveira (15-3-1)
Louis Smolka (11-1) vs. Sergio Pettis (14-2)
Josh Burkman (28-13, 1NC) vs. Zak Ottow (13-3)
Henrique da Silva (11-0) vs. Joachim Christensen (13-3)
Hacran Dias (23-4-1) vs. Andre Fili (15-4)
Walt Harris (8-4) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (16-3)
Kelly Faszholz (3-1) vs. Ketlen Vieira (6-0)
Nate Marquardt (34-15-2) vs. Tamdan McCrory (14-4)
Cody East (12-2) vs. Curtis Blaydes (5-1)