According to the Brazilian news source Globo, Michel Richard dos Prazeres will replace Lance Benoist and face Paulo Thiago next month at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold.
The event takes place May 18 from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The main card airs on FX, while prelims are set for both FUEL TV and Facebook.
Prazeres (16-0) will be making his UFC debut. The Brazilian has fought just four times since 2007, but owns eight submission victories to his credit.
Thiago (14-5) has gone just 1-4 in his last five after winning three of his first five UFC bouts.