UFC 173:Barao vs Dillashaw fight card finalized with 12 bouts

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

After some notable reshuffling, the UFC 173 line-up has now been finalized. The 12-fight card will will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw, while a late addition between welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler will also be featured on the on the main card.

The UFC 173 fight card, which has undergone some significant changes over the past few week, has now officially been finalized.

The original main event pitting UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman vs former light-heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida was moved to UFC 175, after the champ suffered an injury and was forced to undergo surgery. The UFC would quickly reveal that a 135lb. title fight between Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw would be replacing it in the headlining spot.

The co-main event will remain intact as heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic clash in what will likely be an entertaining fight. The card will also feature a late addition between welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler, after Ellenberger's original opponent, Tarec Saffiedine, was forced to withdraw from their bout at UFC 172.

Dillashaw's original opponent Takeya Mizugaki will also make an appearance on the PPV card, as he is now scheduled to meet Francisco Rivera in a bantamweight fight.

Check out the finalized fight card below:

Main Card (PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw [UFC bantamweight title fight]
Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
Jake Ellenberger vs. Robbie Lawler
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
James Krause vs. Jamie Varner

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Chico Camus vs. Chris Holdsworth
Mitch Clarke vs. Al Iaquinta

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell

UFC 173 takes place May 24, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

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