UFC newcomer Iliarde Santos will fill in for the injured Marcos Vinicius at UFC on FX 8. The Brazilian will take on Yuri Alcantara on the evening’s preliminary card. UFC officials confirmed the move on Monday.
Santos was 6-0 in 2012 with four first round stoppages. The 32-year-old fighter is currently 27-6-1 in his MMA career.
UFC on FX 8 will be headlined by another middleweight scrap between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort. The event will take place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
UFC on FX 8 Fight Card:
Main Card (FX 9PM ET)
- Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
- Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Chris Camozzi vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
Preliminary Card (FUEL TV 6PM ET)
- Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
- Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Iliarde Santos
- Lance Benoist vs. Paulo Thiago
- Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
- Roger Hollet vs. Fabio Maldonado
Preliminary Card (Facebook 4:30PM ET)
- John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau
- Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga
- Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins