As previously reported, Gabriel Gonzaga (Pictured) will replace Rob Broughton and take on Ednaldo Oliveira in a heavyweight affair. In addition, the UFC has announced Mike Pyle will now face Ricardo Funch instead of Paulo Thiago and Carlos Prater will serve as a substitute for Siyar Bahadurzada to battle Erick Silva.
Stanislav Nedkov has also pulled out of his clash with Fabio Maldonado, but the company has yet to locate a suitable alternate for Maldonado.
The HSBC Arena in Rio de Jenairo, Brazil hosts the January 14th fiesta. A featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the card’s updated lineup:
Fabio Maldonado vs. TBD
Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Funch
Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Erick Silva vs. Carlos Prater
Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza
Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)