With Sergio Moraes injured, Santiago Ponzinibbio now meets Wendell Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 51

A knee injury has forced Serio Moraes to pull out of his UFC Fight Night 51 bout against Santiago Ponzinibbio and replacing Moraes in the bout will be Wendell Oliveira.UFC-Fight-Night-Logo

The injury and new fight booking was recently made official by the UFC.

UFC Fight Night 51 will come from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasila, Brazil on September 13th and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Andrei Arlovski meets Antonio Silva.

Oliveira (24-7) will be making his official UFC debut on this fight card as he was eliminated from The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 in the exhibition round against Warlley Alves. He is currently on a seven fight winning streak and eleven of his wins have come by TKO/KO.

Ponzinibbio (18-2) made his official UFC debut last year and was defeated by Ryan LaFlare at UFC Fight Night 32. The defeat snapped a seven fight winning streak and this will be his first fight since losing to LaFlare in November of last year.

The current UFC Fight Night 51: Silva vs. Arlovski card lineup is below.

Main Card: (Fight Pass – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Antonio Silva (18-5) vs. Andrei Arlovski (22-10)
Gleison Tibau (29-10) vs. Piotr Hallman (15-2)
Leonardo Santos (12-3-1) vs. Lukasz Sajewski (13-0)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2) vs. Wendell Oliveira (24-7)
Iuri Alcantara (30-5, 1NC) vs. Russell Doane (14-3)
Jessica Andrade (11-3) vs. Valerie Letourneau (6-3)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 5:45 p.m. ET/2:45 p.m. PT)
Godofredo Pepey (10-3) vs. Dashon Johnson (9-1)
Igor Araujo (25-6, 1NC) vs. George Sullivan (15-3, 1NC)
Francisco Trinaldo (14-4) vs. Efrain Escudero (22-8)
Paulo Thiago (15-7) vs. Sean Spencer (11-3)
Rani Yahya (19-8, 1NC) vs. Johnny Bedford (19-11-1, 1NC)