UFC Fight Night 81 : Dillashaw vs Cruz fight card has suffered two last-minute changes.
According to the UFC both Mairbek Taisumov and Abdul -Kerim Edilov have been thrown off the card without any speculation given.
Stepping in for Taisumov to face Chris Wade in a lightweight bout is Mehdi Baghdad, who last featured as a competitor on season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Replacing Edilov is Iowa veteran Elvis Mutapcic who will make his UFC debut against Brazil’s Francimar Barroso.
UFC Fight Night 81 features the main event championship bout between current champ TJ Dillashaw and former champ Dominick Cruz. This event marks the first time a UFC championship bout has headlined a Fight Night event on Fox.