Fabio Maldonado Replacing Junior Dos Santos At UFC Fight Night Brazil

Less then a day after Junior Dos Santos had to back out of the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Sao Paolo, the UFC has found a replacement fighter. Fabio Maldonado has accepted the fight and will now take on Stipe Miocic in the new main event for UFC Fight Night on May 31.

Maldonado is a light heavyweight and only fought in his division since coming to the UFC, but for the chance to fight at home in a main event, the Brazilian will move up to heavyweight and face Miocic alittle over three weeks time.

The news of the fight was first reported by Globo in Brazil, with additional sources confirming the bout to FOX Sports on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night from Sao Paolo, Brazil will air live on FOX Sports 1 with the main card kicking off at 10p ET on May 31.

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