Maness was scheduled to take on Azat Maksum, but Maksum will now take on Charles Johnson in a flyweight bout. Welterweight Crosbie has been replaced by Pete Rodriguez, who will now take on Themba Gorimbo.
Additionally, a featherweight bout between William Gomis and Melsik Baghdasaryan has been cancelled due to Gomis’ withdrawal, and Baghdasaryan will now face Hyder Amil at UFC Vegas 86 on Feb. 10 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced.
Brown vs. Salikhov was scheduled to take place at UFC 296 before Salikhov was scratched due to illness. Brown hopes to rebuild after a setback to Jack Della Maddalena scrapped a four-fight winning streak, while Salikhov is 1-2 in his past three outings after a unanimous decision loss to Nicolas Dalby.