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Al Iaquinta bails on UFC Lincoln, Justin Gaethje now fights James Vick on Aug. 25

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UFC 217: Vick v Duffy Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced a main event switcheroo now that mercurial lightweight slugger, Al Iaquinta, has bailed on the UFC Fight Night 135 mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card, booked for Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, on August 25, 2018.

Stepping in for the “Ragin’” Realtor is the streaking James Vick, who now fights Justin Gaethje in the FOX Sports 1 main event. But that leaves Paul Felder high and dry at the UFC Boise event on July 14 ... at least for the time being.

Vick (13-1) is the winner of four straight with three finishes and was last seen outpointing Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Austin back in February. “The Texecutioner,” who cut his teeth on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15, made his Octagon debut roughly five years back.

This marks the third main event for Gaethje (18-2) since crossing over from World Series of Fighting (WSOF) last summer. While each of his UFC fights has lived up to his “Highlight” moniker, the 29-year-old slugger has only seen the win column once in three attempts.

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