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T.J. Waldburger out of UFC Fight Night 67, replacement sought for Wendell Oliveira

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Wendell Oliveira needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 67.

Oliveira, who was matched against T.J. Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 67 in Goiania, Brazil, on May 30, is waiting for a new opponent after Waldburger was forced out of the welterweight bout with back spasms, sources told The promotion is searching for a new opponent.

Oliveira vs. Waldburger was originally booked for UFC Fight Night 61 on Feb. 22, but was cancelled after Waldburger fainted while cutting weight for the official weigh-ins.

Oliveira (24-8) was one of the members of TUF: Brazil 3, but lost to season winner Warlley Alves via split decision in the preliminary fight. "Negao" eventually signed with the UFC, replacing injured Sergio Moraes on short notice, but lost to Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFN 51.

Headlined by Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves, UFC Fight Night 67 takes place at the Goiania Arena.

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