UFC 162 – Rafaello Oliveira To Fight Edson Barboza on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada

A lightweight battle between Brazilian knockout artist, Edson Barboza and submission ace, Rafaello Oliveira was released for the UFC 162 event set to be on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada, just days after Barboza’s original opponent, John Makdessi, was forced to give up the fight because of an injury

MMAFighting.com confirmed with sources close to the fight. At this moment it is thought that both men have verbally agreed to meet.

Barboza was moving neatly up the 155 pound ranks after pulling off a series of spectacular wins inside the octagon but that run came to an end when he was defeated by Jamie Varner at UFC 146. He got back to winning ways last time out when he defeated Lucas Martins. Oliveira (15-5) is coming off a UFC 148 unanimous decision win over Yoislandy Izquierdo last July. He withdrew from a December fight against Michael Chiesa due to a broken hand.

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