Brazilian sensation Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira will look to bounce back from the only loss of his career in June when the UFC returns to the Versus network with UFC Live 4, an event headlined by Nate Marquardt’s welterweight debut in the form of a fight against powerful peer Anthony Johnson.
According to an official statement from the UFC, Oliveira is set to face 21-3-2 Nik Lentz in Pittsburgh as part of the June 26 card. A bout between 170-pounders Matt Riddle and T.J. Grant was also announced.
The 21-year old Oliveira holds an overall record of 14-1 with his first taste of professional defeat coming when highly-touted opponent Jim Miller tapped him out a few minutes into their match-up at UFC 124 last December. Prior to the stumble he had won both of his appearances in the Octagon including a submission of Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner Efrain Escudero.
Lentz has also experienced a good amount of success lately and hasn’t fallen in his last fourteen fights. He is 5-0-1 since joining the UFC and is currently in the midst of a four-fight winning streak including victories over Andre Winner, Rob Emerson, and Tyson Griffin.
UFC Live 4 will also feature action from hard-hitting heavyweight Pat Barry, who faces French kickboxer Cheick Kongo, as well as Martin Kampmann mixing it up with Jon Howard and Tyson Griffin taking on Manny Gamburyan.
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