paulo-thiago-7.jpgFor now, at least, the UFC on FX 8 lineup shuffling is complete, as a previously reported matchup of Michel Prazeres (16-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Paulo Thiago (14-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) is now official.

Thiago was initially expected to meet Lance Benoist before injury forced a lineup change.

Featuring a headline bout of Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The event’s main card airs live on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.

Prazeres will make his UFC debut as an unbeaten welterweight with half of his wins by submission. But the Brazilian has competed just twice since 2010 and just four times since 2007. Prazeres first fought professionally in 2000 and won his first four fights by submission.

Thiago is 1-4 in his past five fights with just a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC 134 on the good side of the ledger for him. His losses in that stretch have come to Dong Hyun Kim, Siyar Bahadurzada, Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann.

Earlier today, the UFC announced a few other shifts to the card with middleweight Constantinos Philippou forced to withdraw due to injury. With the official change to the lineup, the complete UFC on FX 8 bout order now includes:

MAIN CARD (FX, 9 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 6 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC on FX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Paulo Thiago)

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