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Edson Barboza Receives New Opponent At UFC 162

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.