John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic added to UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

John Lineker returns to the Octagon this July against Alp Ozkilic in Atlantic City, NJ.

Fans of Brazilian whirlwind John Lineker will soon get to see him in action once more. He's set for a future catchweight flyweight bout with Alp Ozkilic at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller on July 16th, per UFC News:

Lineker (23-7) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to upcoming title challenger Ali Bagautinov at UFC 169. The 23-year-old has had a poor track record of making weight, and not once has he ever weighed below 125 lbs. In total, he's missed weight 3 times (all resulting in catchweights), plus a 4th against Bagautinov where he came in at 127 lbs and then shed the extra 16 ounces to make weight the 2nd time. It's a shame, because his fighting style is incredibly fun and he's one of the hardest punchers in the division.

Ozkilic (9-2) is a 28-year-old prospect of Turkish descent who previously held NJCAA All-American wrestling honors while at Nassau Community College in Long Island, New York. He won his UFC debut on short notice against Darren Uyenoyama before losing a decision to Louis Smolka in January.

UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller will be held at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the night's main card will air on Fox Sports 1.

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