MMA Junkie first reported the news.
Taha (13-2-0-1NC) has won just one of three in UFC competition with that lone win coming over Boston Salmon at UFC 236. Taha hasn’t earned a victory in over a year, with the aforementioned win over Salmon coming in April of last year. Taha has competed 16 times as a professional MMA fighter and just three of those bouts went the distance.
Barcelos (15-1-0) is undefeated thus far under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over Kurt Holobaugh, Chris Gutierrez, Carlos Huachin and Said Nurmagomedov. Barcelos is a former RFA lightweight champion, defeating Ricky Musgrave at RFA 29 to win the gold. Barcelos enters the contest riding an eight fight winning streak and he hasn’t been defeated in over six years.
UFC Vegas 13 takes place on Saturday, November 7 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be revealed.