Rafaello “Tractor” Oliveira is returning to the UFC in place of an injured Bart Palaszewski and will take on Gleison Tibau on the preliminary card of UFC 130 on May 28 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Thursday.
Oliveira (14-3) is 4-0 since being released by the UFC last year after a loss to Andre Winner dropped him to 1-2 with the promotion, while Tibau (22-7), who recently replaced TUF 12’s Cody McKenzie, topped Kurt Pellegrino in March for his third win in four bouts.
Oliveira-Tibau is part of UFC 130’s Facebook prelims, which also include Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso, and Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo.
UFC 130 is co-headlined by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Hamill and Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson.
Pictured: Rafaello Oliveira (via UFC.com)