Corey Anderson gets last-minute replacement opponent for UFC 181

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TUF 19 winner Corey Anderson has received a late replacement for his upcoming fight at UFC 181 on December 6th.

Anderson will now be facing undefeated prospect Justin Jones, who will be making his UFC debut at the event.

Jones has only been a professional fighter for under a year, and has posted 3 finishes in his 3 pro fights.

The pair will meet at light heavyweight, on the preliminary card of an already stacked card.

MMAJunkie broke the news earlier today.

The lineup for UFC 181 is currently as follows:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT)
Champ Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for welterweight title
Champ Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez – for lightweight title
Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Raquel Pennington
Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. PT)
Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera
Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman
Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones
Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. PT)
Matt Hobar vs. Sergio Pettis
Clay Collard vs. Alex White