Dhiego Lima has a new opponent for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 56 card in Uberlandia, Brazil.
Lima, who will make his return to the welterweight division after losing to Eddie Gordon in the TUF 19 middleweight final, announced on his Twitter that UFC newcomer Jorge Oliveira will replace injured Paweł Pawlak on Nov. 8.
My opponent pawlak got injured for our fight next week I will now be fighting Jorge "blade" Oliveira! Different opponent same mission! #ufc
— Dhiego Lima (@DhLimaMMA) 2 novembro 2014
Lima (9-2) came up short in the TUF 19 185-pound final after scoring wins over Adam Stroup, Tim Williams and Roger Zapata in the reality show. Brother of Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima, the Brazilian went 9-1 with seven stoppage victories before joining the UFC.
Oliveira, a member of Rio de Janeiro’s Renovacao Fight Team, enters the UFC after racking up a perfect 7-0 record in the regional circuit, with five knockouts and two submissions.
UFC Fight Night 56 takes place at the Tancredo Neves Gymnasium and is headlined by Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince St. Preux.