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Sergio Moraes’ new opponent announced for UFC Fight Night 64

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

An injury has once again forced a change in Sergio Moraes’ next fight.

Moraes, a multiple time jiu-jitsu champion,  will now face UFC newcomer Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 64 in Krakow, Poland, on April 11. Lebout replaces injured Gasan Umalatov, who stepped in when Moraes’ original opponent Peter Sobotta also pulled out with an injury.

Moraes (8-2) finally makes his return to the Octagon after a severe knee injury. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil hasn’t fought since a first-round submission over Neil Magny in August 2013. The Brazilian enters the bout coming off back-to-back finishes.

Lebout (13-3-2), who steps in on a 14-day’s notice, is unbeaten over the past seven fights. A former welterweight champion at Profesjonalna Liga MMA in Poland, he French fighter finished most of his bouts via submission.

UFC Fight Night 64 features a heavyweight rematch between Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Cro Cop in the main event.

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Mirko Filipovic
Jan Błachowicz vs. Jimi Manuwa
Garreth McLellan vs. Bartosz Fabinski
Joanne Calderwood vs. Maryna Moroz
Paweł Pawlak vs. Sheldon Westcott
Sergio Moraes vs. Mickael Lebout
Seth Baczynski vs. Leon Edwards
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Anthony Hamilton
Izabela Badurek vs. Alexandra Albu
Taylor Lapilus vs. Rocky Lee

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