Charles Oliveira in Dethrone T-Shirt

A change has been made to the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 fight card. Charles Oliveira has replaced Paul Taylor and will face Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Milwaukee.

Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.

Oliveira steps in just two weeks after his fight with Nik Lentz in Pittsburgh at UFC on Versus 4. The Brazilian was winning the fight, but landed an illegal knee that eventually led to a night ending rear naked choke.

Unfortunately, the referee never called the illegal knee and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission overturned the fight and declared it a no contest.

Now Oliveira will get a chance to step in and face another ultra dangerous opponent when he faces former WEC title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Cerrone himself was a replacement after John Makdessi fell out due to injury and now he gets an entirely new fight for the card in Milwaukee.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

John Makdessi Replaces Injured Khabib Nurmagomedov, Faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 187

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

With Khabib Nurmagomedov out of UFC 187 due to a knee injury, John “The Bull” Makdessi has stepped up to face Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on the May 23 fight card in Las Vegas. read news >>

Invicta's Michelle Waterson signs with UFC, faces Angela Magana in July

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

Michelle Waterson, known as "The Karate Hottie", has signed with the UFC to compete in the women's strawweight division. Invicta has lost another one of their stars to the UFC. Michelle Waterson, kno read news >>

Anthony Johnson reacts to UFC 187 opponent change, Jon Jones legal woes

  • 23 days ago
  • 65 views

Anthony Johnson is taking the high road, and it looks as if he just hit second gear. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender was expecting to fight Jon Jones for th read news >>

UFC 187: No legal restrictions on Jon Jones fighting

  • 24 days ago
  • 55 views

In the aftermath of the news that Jon Jones faces no legal impediments to fighting at UFC 187, Zuffa brass Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White have traveled to New Mexico to meet with Jones. Zuffa brass read news >>

Knee Injury Forces Bellator 138 Featherweight Championship Change

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator featherweight title challenger Georgi Karakhanyan suffered a knee injury that has forced him out of his title bid against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. read news >>

Daniel Weichel replaces injured Georgi Karakhanyan, meets champion ‘Pitbull’ Freire at Bellator 138

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Patricio Freire has a new opponent for Bellator 138. Georgi Karakhanyan, slated to meet the featherweight champion on June 19, has suffered a torn ACL and is out of the Bellator 138 co-main event. So read news >>

Francisco Trinaldo replaces injured Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night 67

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Francisco Trinaldo has replaced injured Gilbert Burns and now meets fellow lightweight Norman Parke next month at UFC Fight Night 67.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White Thinks Rampage Jackson Still Has Legal Issues Ahead of Him (Video)

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC president Dana White thinks Quinton "Rampage" Jackson still faces legal issues in his contractual dispute with Bellator MMA. read news >>

UFC 186 fight card for Demetrious Johnson vs Kyoji Horiguchi tonight

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Fight card no longer subject to change! That might come as a relief for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fans in Montreal, Canada, who had to endure a brutal series of cancelations, scratches, re read news >>