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Curtis Blaydes injured; this KO Artist fills in UFC São Paulo main event



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Derrick Lewis will return to action at UFC Sao Paolo. Photo: USA Today Sports

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis will make a short-notice return to the octagon on November 4.

The KO artist will get the chance to further build off the momentum of his last massive performance as he will replace the injured Curtis “Razor” Blaydes in the headliner at the UFC Sao Paulo. He will take on the rising star Jailton Almeida. Ag.Fight was the first to report the news

Lewis snapped a three-fight losing skid at UFC 291 in July, as he stopped Marcos Rogério de Lima in the first round at UFC 291 in July.

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UFC Sao Paulo with Derrick Lewis

UFC Sao Paulo will take place at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil, on November 4. Besides the heavyweight main event, the card also features Danish welterweight Nicolas Dalby.

Main card

  • Heavyweight bout: Derrick Lewis vs. Jailton Almeida
  • Welterweight bout: Gabriel Bonfim vs. Nicolas Dalby
  • Heavyweight bout: Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes
  • Middleweight bout: Rodolfo Vieira vs. Armen Petrosyan
  • Lightweight bout: Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel

Preliminary Card

  • Lightweight bout: Elves Brener vs. Esteban Ribovics
  • Welterweight bout: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Vitor Petrino vs. Modestas Bukauskas
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Angela Hill vs. Denise Gomes
  • Featherweight bout: Lucas Alexander vs. David Onama

* Fight card is a subject of change.

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