UFC president Dana White was a busy man Wednesday.
After announcing several new fights for 2015, White revealed that next Saturday’s main event for UFC Fight Night 56 has been changed.
Former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will now meet Ovince St. Preux after Jimi Manuwa suffered a broken foot in training. St. Preux was set to compete in the co-main event.
The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 from Brazil.
St. Preux (16-6) had his five-fight win streak snapped this past August at the hands of Ryan Bader. It was his first main event for the UFC. Prior to the loss, the former Tennessee Volunteer football standout had finished all five of his opponents.
He was slated to meet Rafael Cavalcante, but Cavalcante bowed out due to an injury. Francimar Barroso replaced Cavalcante, but it remains unknown if he will still compete on the card.
Blessings happens in mysterious ways…Thank You Lord… When preparation meets opportunity, that equals SUCCESS…
— Ovince St. Preux (@003_OSP) October 29, 2014
Rua (22-9) is coming off a knockout loss to Dan Henderson in March.
Below is the current lineup:
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
Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Diego Rivas vs. Rodolfo Rubio
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Pawel Pawlak
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