Frankie Edgar facing Charles Oliveira at 162

Charles Oliveira - DethroneUFC featherweight Frankie Edgar wanted a fight with the potential to put him back in the discussion for a title-shot, calling out Cub Swanson in hopes of a crack at one of the division’s top contenders. However, rather than a rumble with Swanson, the former lightweight champion will instead see action against a man who lost to Swanson the last time he stepped into the Octagon – Charles Oliveira.

A bout between Edgar-Oliveira has been confirmed by UFC officials with the two tussling at UFC 162. The card is scheduled to unfold on July 6 in Las Vegas.

Edgar made his 145-pound debut last month in a losing effort against divisional king Jose Aldo. He holds an overall record of 15-4-1 with a number of impressive wins at lightweight including those over Gray Maynard, Sean Sherk, and B.J. Penn.

The 23-year old Oliveira hasn’t fought since his September stumble against Swanson. He is 16-3 in his career with fifteen finishes including submissions of Darren Elkins, Efrain Escudero, and Jonathan Brookins.

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5 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    If he loses should he get cut?

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  • MCM says:

    which one?
    Edgar will be on a 4 fight losing streak with only one win in his last 6 at bats, and Oliveira will have only one 2 fights in his last 7.

    Both guys look like wash outs on paper, but they’re only losing to a murders row of opponents. Aside from the Lentz fight, neither fighter lost to anyone outside the top 5 of their division. I think both guys stick around for at least one more shot.

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  • MCM says:

    which one?
    Edgar will be on a 4 fight losing streak with only one win in his last 6 at bats, and Oliveira will have only won 2 fights in his last 7.

    Both guys look like wash outs on paper, but they’re only losing to a murders row of opponents. Aside from the Lentz fight, neither fighter lost to anyone outside the top 5 of their division. I think both guys stick around for at least one more shot.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Good I’m glad they did this, it should be a loser/loser fight to get back in line like Belcher/Bisping. Maybe the UFC is finally starting to come around? And if Frankie loses I doubt he gets cut, but he might be at the end I doubt they will let him go 0-5, Oliveira I think it’ll depend on how he loses

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Im.sayin if u cut fitch for losing why not everyone else.

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