An injury to Jon Makdessi has forced a change to the UFC 162 lineup. Stepping in for Makdessi will be Rafaello “Tractor” Oliveira. UFC officials announced the change up on Thursday.
Oliveira snapped a two-fight losing street by defeating Yoislandy Izquierdo at UFC 148. The South Carolina-based fighter will be taking on Edson Barboza, who bounced back from the first loss of his career by destroying Lucas Martins at UFC on FX 7.
UFC 162 takes place July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a UFC middleweight title fight as champion Anderson Silva takes on Chris Weidman. A featherweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira will serve as the co-headliner.