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Benoist out, Michel Prazeres meets Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8

Lance Benoist has been scratched of his UFC on FX 8 fight with Paulo Thiago and will be replaced by Michel Prazeres.

This will be the debut for Prazeres, who is 16-0 in his career.

UFC on FX 8 takes place on May 18 from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Thiago and Prazeres are expected to meet in the prelims on Fuel TV.

Source: Globo

Photo: Lance Benoist (MMAJunkie)

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