Ovince St. Preux has taken a short-notice assignment in Brazil. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A broken foot has forced British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa to withdraw from his headlining bout against Mauricio Rua on Nov. 8.
As a result, Ovince St. Preux will face Shogun in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Uberlandia, Brazil. UFC President Dana White announced the change on Wednesday. St. Preux was originally scheduled to face Francimar Barroso in the co-feature. It is unclear if Barroso will receive a new opponent.
Rua last competed on March 23, when he suffered a third-round technical knockout loss to Dan Henderson. The 32-year-old Brazilian has been up-and-down in the Octagon, posting a 6-7 mark in the UFC since his arrival in 2007.
St. Preux had a five-fight winning streak halted in his most recent outing on Aug. 16, as he dropped a five-round decision to former Arizona State University wrestling standout Ryan Bader. Manuwa, meanwhile, will have to rebound from his March loss to Alexander Gustafsson at a later date.