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Alex Oliveira replaces Yan Cabral, meets K.J. Noons at UFC Fight Night 67

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K.J. Noons has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 67.

Yan Cabral, initially slated to meet the former EliteXC lightweight champion in Goiania, Brazil, on May 30, was forced out of the card with dengue fever, and Noons will now meet Alex Oliveira.

Sources close to the situation told that the bout is agreed, but contracts are not signed yet.

Oliveira (11-2-1, 1 no-contest) impressed in his UFC debut, taking on Gilbert Burns on days’ notice at UFN 62 and dominating the bout before tapping to an armbar with seconds left in the third round.

Noons (13-7, 1 no-contest) moved to the UFC after winning one of his last five bouts at Strikeforce, and is 2-1 with one no-contest under the UFC banner, defeating George Sotiropoulos and Sam Stout.

UFC Fight Night 67 takes place at the Goiania Arena and features Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves in the main event.

Main card:
Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves
Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz
Norman Parke vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Ryan Jimmo vs. Francimar Barroso
K.J. Noons vs. Alex Oliveira
Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida

Rony Jason vs. Damon Jackson
Wendell Oliveira vs. T.J. Waldburger
Nicolas Dalby vs. Elizeu Zaleski
Jussier Formiga vs. Wilson Reis
Tom Breese vs. Luiz Dutra
Mirsad Bektic vs. Lucas Martins

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