Rafaello Oliveira signs new contract to replace Bart Palaszewski against Gleison Tibau at UFC 130

UFC 130 continues to take hits due to injuries. Now, Bart Palaszewski has been forced out of his bout with Gleison Tibau. Rafaello Oliveira will return to the UFC on late notice and fill the spot.

The card takes place May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The original headliner, a lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, has been scrapped due to injuries. Now, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson‘s light heavyweight fight against Matt Hamill gets the featured treatment.

Oliveira made his UFC debut with an impressive 9-1 record. However, during his first stint, he went 1-2 and received his walking papers after dropping a decision to Andre Winner. Since leaving the promotion, “Tractor” has won four-straight fights including victories over WEC veterans Rafael Dias and Bendy Casimir.

Tibau holds the reputation as one of the biggest lightweight fighter in the UFC. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt made his promotional debut back at UFC 65 against Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. After picking up a victory over Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 128, his UFC record stands at 8-4.

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