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Charles Oliveira OUT – This is the NEW UFC 294 main event!

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Charles Oliveira is out of UFC 294. Photo via UFC (Twitter)

Charles “Do Bronx,” Oliveira was set to meet lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in a rematch for the lightweight title at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.

Unfortunately for the Brazilian, an injury has forced him out of the title fight.

The champion will now face featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in the new main event. The two faced each other at UFC 284 in February, with Makhachev standing as the winner after five even rounds.

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The new UFC 294 lineup

Main card

  • Lightweight title bout: Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski
  • Middleweight bout: Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Light heavyweight bout: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker
  • Middleweight bout: Nassourdine Imavov vs. Ikram Aliskerov
  • Bantamweight bout: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov

Preliminary card

  • Flyweight bout: Tim Elliott vs. Muhammad Mokaev
  • Lightweight bout: Mohammad Yahya vs. Trevor Peek
  • Middleweight bout: Abu Azaitar vs. Sedriques Dumas
  • Lightweight bout: Mike Breeden vs. Anshul Jubli
  • Featherweight bout: Nathaniel Wood vs. Muhammad Naimov
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Victoria Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey
  • Middleweight bout: Sharabutdin Magomedov vs. Bruno Silva

* Fight card is a subject of change.

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