Dhiego Lima vs. Pawel Pawlak booked for UFC Fight Night 56

The latest fight booking to the UFC Fight Night 56 card in Brazil on November 8th is a welterweight bout as Ultimate Fighter 19 alum Dhiego Lima meets Pawel Pawlak.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Wednesday.

UFC Fight Night 56 is expected to come from the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil on November 8th and will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua meets Jimi Manuwa.

Lima (9-2) was defeated in his official UFC debut in July as he lost to Eddie Gordon at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale by knockout. The defeat snapped a three fight winning streak and it was his first career by knockout.

Pawlak (10-1) also lost his UFC debut earlier this year as he was defeated at UFC Fight Night 41 by Peter Sobotta. Prior to entering the UFC, nine of his wins came by stoppage and six of those victories came by TKO/KO.

The current UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Manuawa fight card is below.

Mauricio Rua (22-9) vs. Jimi Manuwa (14-1)
Rafael Cavalcante (12-5, 1NC) vs. Ovince St. Preux (16-6)
Ian McCall (13-4-1) vs. John Lineker (24-7)
Thomas Almeida (17-0) vs. Tim Gorman (8-3)
Dhiego Lima (9-2) vs. Pawel Pawlak (10-1)