Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the verbal agreements to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
UFC 269 takes place Saturday, Dec. 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+.
Blanchfield (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made her promotional debut Sept. 18 when she defeated Sarah Alpar via unanimous decision. The win extended her streak to four. As for Maverick (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC), she competed against Barber last and suffered a close split decision loss.
With the change, the UFC 269 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier – for lightweight title
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – for women’s bantamweight title
Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal
Cody Garbrandt vs. Kai Kara-France
Sean O’Malley vs. Raulian Paiva
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz
Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Andre Muniz
Erin Blanchfield vs. Miranda Maverick
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gillian Robertson
Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
Bruno Silva vs. Jordan Wright
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