Ovince Saint Preux has a new opponent.
A person with knowledge of the booking confirmed the matchup to MMA Junkie after Saint Preux announced the bout on his OnlyFans page. The person asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
A reason for Gustafsson’s withdrawal was not given.
One of the longest-tenured fighters on the promotion’s roster, Saint Preux (26-16 MMA, 14-11 UFC) is 2-2 in his most recent four outings. Knockout losses to Tanner Boser and Jamahal Hill are sandwiched between a win over Alonzo Menifield and his most recent outing, a lackluster split decision against Mauricio Rua in May.
Lins (15-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) picked up his first UFC victory in April when he defeated Marcin Prachnio via unanimous decision. Prior to that fight, which marked his drop to light heavyweight, Lins lost two heavyweight fights; one to Andrei Arlovski and one to Tanner Boser.
With the change, the UFC 282 lineup includes:
Champ Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira – for light heavyweight title
Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Jared Gordon vs. Paddy Pimblett
Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria
Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Darren Till
Chris Daukaus vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Alexander Hernandez vs. Billy Quarantillo
TJ Brown vs. Erik Silva
Joaquin Buckley vs. Chris Curtis
Ronnie Lawrence vs. Cameron Saaiman
Daniel da Silva vs. Vinicius Salvador