Rafaello Oliveira was scheduled to meet TUF 15 winner Michael Chiesa on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 5, but he has suffered a hand injury and is out of the fight.
Oliveira announced the news on his Twitter page and he would like to face Chiesa down the road.
@rafaellotractor Sorry about your hand bro, I hope it heals well. I’d love to fight you someday, nothin but respect. See you around Tractor.
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) October 24, 2012
The UFC will now look to find a new opponent for Chiesa and it’s expected for the UFC to announce a new opponent in the coming days.
UFC on FOX 5 takes place on December 8th at KeyArena in Seattle and will be headlined by Benson Henderson defending the UFC lightweight title against Nate Diaz and the card will also former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua meeting Alexander Gustafsson.
The current UFC on FOX 5 card is below:
Main Card: (FOX – 8 p.m. ET)
Benson Henderson (Champ) vs. Nate Diaz
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn
Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick
Preliminary Card: (FUEL TV – 5 p.m. ET)
Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
Mike Chiesa vs. TBA
Dennis Siver vs. Ediie Yagin
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton
Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
John Cholish vs. Yves Edwards