Raoni Barcelos will get to compete before the end of the year after all.
With Trevin Jones out, Barcelos faces newcomer Victor Henry at UFC Fight Night 199, which takes place Dec. 18 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Barcelos (16-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is coming off a majority decision loss to Timur Valiev at UFC Fight Night 190 in June. Prior to that, the Brazilian was on a nine-fight winning streak, including wins over Said Nurmagomedov and Khalid Taha.
Winner of nine of his past 10, Henry (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make a relatively quick turnaround. The 26-fight veteran, who competed for Japanese promotions Rizin FF, DEEP and Pancrase, is coming off a second-round submission of ex-UFC fighter Albert Morales at LXF 6 on Oct. 30.
With the change, the UFC Fight Night 199 lineup now includes:
Chris Daukaus vs. Derrick Lewis
Belal Muhammad vs. Stephen Thompson
Angela Hill vs. Amanda Lemos
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Darren Elkins vs. Cub Swanson
Don’Tale Mayes vs. Josh Parisian
Raphael Assuncao vs. Ricky Simon
Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Sayles
Harry Hunsucker vs. Justin Tafa
Macy Chiasson vs. Raquel Pennington
Andre Ewell vs. Charles Jourdain
Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry
Sijara Eubanks vs. Melissa Gatto
Diego Ferreira vs. Mateusz Gamrot