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Slowly but surely, the UFC 279 lineup is filling out.
Two people with knowledge of the booking recently informed MMA Junkie of the matchup but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion is yet to make an official announcement.
The bout was moved after Tiuliulin suffered an injury the week of the original fight.
Pickett (13-7 MMA, 2-3 UFC) looks to get back in the win column after a first-round submission loss to Kyle Daukaus in February. The defeat snapped a two-fight winning streak for Pickett, which included victories over Laureano Staropoli and Joseph Holmes.
Tiuliulin (10-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) made his UFC debut on short-notice against Aliaskhab Khizriev in March. He lost by second-round rear-naked choke submission. The defeat dropped him to 4-2 in his most recent six outings.
With the addition, the UFC 279 lineup includes:
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett
Heili Alateng vs. Chad Anheliger
Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
Ion Cutelaba vs. Johnny Walker