Ultimate Fighter runner-up Dhiego Lima tweeted over the weekend that he has a new opponent for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 56 card.
Lima was scheduled to meet Pawel Pawlak, but an injury to the fighter has allowed Jorge Oliveira a chance to make his Octagon debut.
My opponent pawlak got injured for our fight next week I will now be fighting Jorge "blade" Oliveira! Different opponent same mission! #ufc
— Dhiego Lima (@DhLimaMMA) November 2, 2014
Lima (9-2) is the younger brother of current Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima. He lost in the TUF finals to Eddie Gordon. Oliveira (7-0) has stopped all seven of his opponents, but hasn’t fought since a December win over Alex Oliveira.
Below is the current lineup, which FightLine will have coverage of:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10:30 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Ovince St. Preux
Flyweight: John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Diego Rivas vs. Rodolfo Rubio
Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Jorge Oliveira
Lightweight: Leandro Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva