• UFC on FX 7

Barboza gets late change of opponent

ESPN staff
January 2, 2013
Edson Barboza is looking to pick himself up after his last defeat © Getty Images

Edson Barboza will now fight Lucas Martins at UFC on FX 7, after Justin Salas was forced to pull out of the event due to injury.

Barboza will be making his return to the Octagon for the first time since tasting his first defeat in the organisation against Jamie Varner last May, following ten successive victories.

Martins is looking to maintain his own perfect MMA record of 11 wins, although the meeting with Barboza in Sao Paulo will be the biggest of the 24-year-old's career to date.

UFC on FX 7 is headlined by Michael Bisping's meeting with Vitor Belfort.

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