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Rafaello Oliveira Replaces Cole Miller, Fights Andre Winner at UFC Fight Night 21

Cole MillerAn injury has forced lightweight Cole Miller to withdraw from his bout with Andre Winner scheduled for UFC Fight Night 21 is off, but Rafaello Oliveira has agreed step in and face Winner at the March 31 event in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to MMA Weekly.

Oliveira (10-2) dropped his UFC debut to Nik Lentz last September, but rebounded in his most-recent fight in January, earning a unanimous decision over John Gunderson.

Winner (10-3) lost in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 9 to Ross Pearson last June, but scored UFC win in November with a first-round knockout of Roli Delgado.

UFC Fight Night 21, which airs live on Spike TV ahead of the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 11, is headlined by lightweight contenders Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi, and also includes Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve, Nate Quarry vs. Jorge Rivera, Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver.

For the latest UFC Fight Night 21 fight card check out the UFC rumors section, and stay tuned for complete UFC Fight Night 21 coverage, including UFC Fight Night 21 results on March 31.

Pictured: Cole Miller


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