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