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Dhiego Lima replaces Roger Zapata, meets Jingliang Li at UFC Fight Night 66

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jingliang Li has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 66.

Dhiego Lima, a "The Ultimate Fighter 14" runner-up, announced on Friday that he’s fighting Jingliang Li on a month's notice at the Fight Night card in Pasay City, Manila, on May 16. Li was originally slated to meet Roger Zapata at the event.

The UFC has yet to officially announce the change, but Lima told that contracts are already signed.

Lima (10-3) entered the UFC after winning three in a row at the promotion’s reality show, but suffered a first-round loss to Eddie Gordon at the season finale. The Brazilian cut back down to 170 pounds, going 1-1 with a win over Jorge Oliveira and a loss to Tim Means.

Li (9-3), a former Legend FC champion in Asia, scored a split decision victory over David Michaud in his Octagon debut at UFC 177, but lost to Nordine Talebby, also via split decision, in October.

Main card:
Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber
Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou
Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck
Hyun Gyu Limvs. Neil Magny
Mark Munoz vs. Luke Barnatt

Jon Delos Reyes vs. Roldan Sangcha-an
Kajan Johnson vs. Lipeng Zhang
Jingliang Li vs. Dhiego Lima
Nolan Ticman vs. Zhikui Yao
Phillipe Nover vs. Yui Chul Nam
Mark Eddiva vs. Alex White
Royston Wee vs. Guangyou Ning

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