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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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Fight Cards

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Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida

Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell

Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Event Date: November 4, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore

Event Date: November 10, 2017
Broadcast: Spike