Rafaello Oliveira Replaces Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130, Faces Gleison Tibau

May 19, 2011
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With just over a week remaining until UFC 130, another change has been made to the card with Bart Palaszewski being forced out due to injury.

Stepping in to replace him will be Rafaello ‘Tractor’ Oliveira who faces Gleison Tibau in a battle of Brazilian’s on the night’s undercard.

The UFC made the announcement about the switch on Thursday.

Oliveira returns to the UFC after he was released from the promotion in 2010. In his first stint with the promotion, the AMA Fight Club team member went 1-2, but was released after his 2nd loss.

Since that time however, Oliveira has gone 4-0 outside the UFC and will now get a 2nd chance in the Octagon.

Oliveira faces Tibau, who himself was a replacement after Cody McKenzie was forced off the card due to injury.

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