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Injuries Continue To Hit UFN Brazil Card

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An injury to Josh Thomson has forced officials to make some changes to the UFC Fight Night 62 lineup, opening the door for Alex Oliveira to debut.

Set for March 21 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 of the 12 planned fights air live on FOX Sports 1, including a main event between Ryan LaFlare and Demian Maia.

Oliveira (10-1) will now face Gilbert Burns (9-0) in place of Thomson, who suffered an injury recently.

That change has also elevated Ben Saunders and Erick Silva to the co-main event role, though Oliveira-Burns remains on the main card.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare

Welterweight: Ben Saunders vs. Erick Silva

Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Alex Oliveira

Lightweight: Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos

Female Bantamweight: Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes

Featherweight: Godofredo Pepey vs. Andre Fili

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Akbarh Arreola

Featherweight: Katsunori Kikuno vs. Kevin Souza

Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva

Lightweight: Cain Carrizosa vs. Leonardo Mafra

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Christos Giagos vs. Jorge de Oliveira

Flyweight: Fredy Serrano vs. Bentley Syler

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