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The event is expected to be headlined by a potential UFC light heavyweight title eliminator bout between Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader.
A welterweight bout between former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine and Jake Ellenberger was originally booked as the main event of UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim on January 4, 2014 and later as part of UFC 172 on April 26, 2014. However, the bout was cancelled both times due to Ellenberger having a hamstring injury and Saffiedine pulling out due to an undisclosed injury, respectively. The fight was later rescheduled for this event.
Joaquim Silva was expected to face Olivier Aubin-Mercier at this event. However on December 23, Silva was forced to pull out due to injury and was replaced by Carlos Diego Ferreira.
Andrew Holbrook was expected to face Sage Northcutt at this event. However on January 22, Holbrook was pulled out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Bryan Barberena. The bout will take place at welterweight.