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UFC Fight Night 56 Adds Another Bout

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Officials have added welterweights Colby Covington and Wagner Silva to the November UFC Fight Night 56 event in Brazil.

Set for November 8 from Uberlandia, Minas, Gerais and the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves, the card will feature a battle between light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Jimi Manuwa.

Covington (6-0) earned a win in his Octagon debut over Anying Wang recently, traveling all the way to China and earning a first round submission. The former college teammate of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Covington has won four bouts via submission.

Silva (3-1) was defeated by Ricardo Abreu at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale earlier this year, his first loss.

Check out the current lineup below:

Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa

Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante

Flyweight: John Lineker vs. Ian McCall

Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman

Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Pawel Pawlak

Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva


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