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It didn’t take long for the
Ultimate Fighting Championship
to find a new opponent for
Alex
Oliveira
at UFC Fight Night 137. Oliveira was originally
scheduled to fight Neil Magny at
a UFC event in Sao Paulo.
Magny, however, pulled out of the bout
to face Santiago
Ponzinibbio
at UFC Fight Night 140 on Nov. 17. Now, Carlo
Pedersoli Jr.
has stepped up to face Oliveira on Sept. 22. The
matchup was first reported by Brazilian website Combate, but
Sherdog’s own source has confirmed the report.

Oliveira (19-4-1, 2 N/C) is coming off a second-round submission
against Carlos
Condit
at UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje. The Brazilian
“Cowboy” has won five of his last seven fights. His last three
appearances were rewarded with two “Performance of the Night”
bonuses and a “Fight of the Night” bonus. Carlo “Semento” Pedersoli
Jr. (11-1) recently made his Octagon debut at UFC Liverpool. On
that occasion, the Italian-American fighter defeated Bradley
Scott
by split decision.

UFC Sao Paulo is headlined by the light-heavyweight clash between
Thiago
Santos
and Jimi Manuwa.


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