Lightweights Yves Edwards and Rafaello Oliveira will both be looking to avoid back-to-back losses this fall when the two meet at UFC Live 6 after having put together a solid run in the right direction prior to their most recent stumbles including seven straight wins combined.
News of their pairing on the October 1 card was revealed earlier today through the UFC’s Twitter account.
A veteran of more than 55 fights, Edwards was knocked out for the first time in three years, as well as for the first time ever in the Octagon, last month when a well-placed strike from Sam Stout left him lifeless on the canvas at UFC 131. The polished pugilist had found success in six of seven bouts entering the event including victories in both of his in-ring appearances since returning to the UFC this past September. Among the numerous notable opponents he’s beaten are stoppages against Derrick Noble, Pete Spratt, Rich Clementi, and Josh Thomson.
Oliveira is 1-3 in the UFC meaning the future face-off with Edwards is clearly a “must win” situation for the 29-year old Brazilian. He was last seen in action at UFC 130 where he was submitted by Gleison Tibau after stringing together four consecutive victories outside of the organization. He holds an overall record of 14-4 with eight finishing performances.
UFC Live 6 is headlined by 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz defending his title against cousin to the Energizer Bunny, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Other featured match-ups include Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig and Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve.
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