Anthony Smith, who was scheduled to take on Scott Askham on July 8 in Las Vegas, will now meet "Mutante" Ferreira, according to the UFC on Thursday. The event, headlined by Joanna Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha, takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Askham was removed from the card due to visa issues.
Smith (25-11) started his second UFC run in February, earned his first Octagon victory over Leonardo Guimaraes. A former Strikeforce fighter, Smith fought once in the UFC in 2013, losing to Antonio Braga Neto, but won seven straight after being released by the promotion.
Ferreira (9-5), winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil who just signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, bounced back to the win column with a decision victory over Bamgbose on April 16, improving to 4-3 under the UFC banner.