The UFC’s official Brazil Twitter profile is reporting a change to UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman. And no, it doesn’t concern the main event.
John Makdessi has been forced out of a planned preliminary card fight with Edson Barboza and will be replaced by Rafaello Oliveira.
Makdessi suffered an injury in training recently and was forced out.
Oliveira is 15-5 in his career, but has not fought since July of last year. He snapped a two-fight losing streak by defeating Yoislandy Izquierdo.
Barboza (11-1) rebounded from his first pro defeat at the hands of Jamie Varner by defeating Lucas Martins earlier this year.