Charles Oliveira will likely face Joe Lauzon at UFC 138 on November 19th in San Jose, California.
Oliveira is eager to get back in the cage after his win over Nick Lentz at UFC 132 was overturned due to an illegal knee. According to Tatame, a rematch with Lentz was put on hold, as Lentz must undergo surgery to repair a broken orbital bone he suffered due to the blow.
Lauzon is coming off an impressive submission of the night performance over Curt Warburton at UFC Live “Kongo vs. Barry”.
Scratch that plan, Charles Oliveira will replace the injured Paul Taylor against Donald Cerrone at UFC on Versus 5, According to the UFC. Taylor’s injury is currently unknown.