Brad Tavares out, Brunno Ferreira Will Make UFC Debut vs. Gregory Rodrigues at UFC 283

A new opponent has arrived for RoboCop and they will be making their UFC debut.

Gregory Rodrigues has a new opponent for his upcoming fight at UFC 283 in Brazil.

With Brad Tavares out of the Jan. 21 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brunno Ferreira has agreed to step in on 10 days’ notice to face the man known as “Robocop”.

Contracts have yet to be signed.

Rodrigues announced Tavares’ withdrawal on a Tuesday interview with SuperBook Sports.

Ferreira (9-0) earned a deal with the UFC after knocking out Leon Aliu on the Contender Series this past September, his seventh first-round stoppage victory of his MMA career.

Rodrigues (13-4) is a former LFA middleweight champion who won four of five so far in the UFC, stopping Julian Marquez and Chidi Njokuani and pocketing back-to-back post-fight bonuses in his most recent appearances in 2022.

UFC 283 will take place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro and air live on pay-per-view. Check the updated line-up below.

Main Card:
Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill – UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 4 – UFC Flyweight Championship bout.
Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
Lauren Murphy vs. Jessica Andrade
Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker

Preliminary Card:
Mauricio Rua vs. Ihor Potieria
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brunno Ferreira
Thiago Moises vs. Melquizael Costa
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
Gabriel Bonfim vs. Mounir Lazzez
Luan Lacerda vs. Cody Stamann
Ismael Bonfim vs. Terrance McKinney
Warlley Alves vs. Nicolas Dalby
Josiane Nunes vs. Zarah Fairn
Saimon Oliveira vs. Daniel Marcos

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