UFC FN 56: “Shogun” Rua Facing Ovince St. Preux Instead of Jimi Manuwa
By FCF Staff
Just over a week out from UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlandia, Brazil, the main event has undergone a change, as Ovince St. Preux, and not Jimi Manuwa, will battle “Shogun” Rua.
The news was reported by UFC President Dana White, who announced via Instagram:
Rua (22-9) is coming off a stoppage loss to Dan Henderson in March, while “OSP” (16-6) was decisioned by Ryan Bader in his last outing. That fight took place at a Fight Night card in August.
St. Preux was initially scheduled to fight Francimar Barroso at the event, so it remains to be seen whether the light-heavyweight will still compete at next week’s card.