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Carlos Huachin signs with the UFC, replaces Said Nurmagomedov against Raoni Barcelos in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro-native Raoni Barcelos is a former RFA titleholder.
Felipe Fiorito, Brandpower

Raoni Barcelos has a new opponent for UFC 237 on May 11.

With Said Nurmagomedov out of the card due to undisclosed reasons, the promotion signed Peruvian bantamweight Carlos Huachin to fight Barcelos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MMA Fighting confirmed the news following a report by El Comercio.

Huachin (10-3-2) fought for the last time on March 29, stopping Marcelino Cavalcante in the first round to capture the Inka FC bantamweight title. The Peruvian talent makes his first walk to the Octagon riding a seven-fight unbeaten streak that includes six finishes and one draw.

Barcelos (13-1) made his UFC debut as a featherweight in July 2018, knocking out Kurt Holobaugh in the third round and pocketing extra $50,000 for the best fight of the night in Boise. Four months later, Barcelos moved back down to 135 pounds and submitted Chris Gutierrez in Las Vegas.

UFC 237 will take place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro and air live on pay-per-view. In the main event, Rose Namajunas puts her strawweight title on the line against Jessica Andrade.

The updated fight card can be seen below.

Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade
Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva
Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann
Thiago Moises vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia
B.J. Penn vs. Clay Guida
Warlley Alves vs. Sergio Moraes
Raoni Barcelos vs. Carlos Huachin
Talita Bernardo vs. Melissa Gatto
Luana Carolina vs. Priscila Cachoeira

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