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Takanori Gomi vs Rafaello Oliveira at “Affliction: Trilogy”

Susumu Nagao's Photograph

Takanori Gomi is coming back to America.

Affliction has recently added a lightweight bout between Gomi and Rafaello Oliveira as part of the “Affliction: Trilogy” main card.

The event is set to take place on August 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The main event will air live on Pay-Per-View, and the undercard will air on HDNet.

Gomi took just over a year off following his last bout on American soil, a gogoplata submission loss to Nick Diaz that was later overturned due to Diaz testing positive for marijuana, and has put together a record of 3-2 since his return.

Oliveira is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt that has put together an impressive record of 8-1 during the course of his career. His sole defeat came at the hands of undefeated lightweight Lyle Beerbohm in October of 2008, but Oliveira has gone on to string together three consecutive victories since the loss.


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