Rafael Cavalcante is officially out of his UFC Fight Night 56 bout against Ovince Saint Preux. The UFC announced that Francimar Barroso would be replacing Cavalcante, who is injured.
No word on the severity of Cavalcante’s injury, or what the injury is.
OSP was climbing the light heavyweight rankings, and was on a tear, going on a 5-fight win streak before losing to Ryan Bader earlier this summer via unanimous decision. The bout was OSP’s first loss inside the UFC.
Barroso on the other hand is 1-1 inside the UFC, most recently dropping a split decision to Hans Stringer at UFC Fight Night Shogun vs. Henderson II back in March.
UFC Fight Night 56 takes place on November 8th from Brazil, with the main card airing on Fox Sports 1.
The lineup for UFC Fight Night 56 is currently as follows:
Mauricio Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa
Francimar Barroso vs. Ovince Saint Preux
John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Nina Ansaroff vs. Juliana Lima
Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Dhiego Lima vs. Pawel Pawlak
Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva