A lightweight bout scheduled for UFC 162
has been changed due to an injury.
Edson Barboza will now meet Rafaello Oliveira
after John Makdessi, Barboza's original opponent, withdrew from the fight due to an undisclosed injury, MMAFighting.com confirmed with sources close to the fight.
Barboza (11-1) got back on the winning track in January, after suffering the first loss of his career to Jamie Varner
last May, when he defeated Lucas Martins in the first round.
Oliveira (15-5) is coming off a UFC 148
unanimous decision win over Yoislandy Izquierdo
last July. He withdrew from a December fight against Michael Chiesa due to a broken hand.
UFC 162, headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title, takes place July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.