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UFC Fight Night: Change Made To Fight Set For Brazil

UFC Fight Night: Change Made To Fight Set For Brazil

An injury to Gleison Tibau has opened the door for Michel Prazeres to step in and compete in Brazil.

Prazeres has been announced as a replacement fighter for Tibau, taking on Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 38 on March 23.

The card features Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson in the main event from Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil.

Prazeres (17-1) rebounded from a loss to Paulo Thiago in his Octagon debut to top Jesse Ronson via split decision.

Taisumov (21-4) earned his fourth straight victory in his UFC debut earlier this year over Tae Hyun Bang in Singapore.

Below is the current lineup:

Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Gian Villante

Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira

Featherweight: Rony Jason vs. Steven Siler

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Scott Jorgensen

Middleweight: Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Santos

Lightweight: William Patolino vs. Norman Parke

Lightweight: Michel Prazeres vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Welterweight: Thiago Perpetuo vs. Kenny Robertson

Featherweight: Diego Brandao vs. Will Chope

Featherweight: Godofredo Pepey vs. Noad Lahat

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