It didn’t take long for the
Ultimate Fighting Championship to find a new opponent for
Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 137. Oliveira was originally
scheduled to fight Neil Magny at
a UFC event in Sao Paulo.
Magny, however, pulled out of the bout to face Santiago
Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 140 on Nov. 17. Now, Carlo
Pedersoli Jr. has stepped up to face Oliveira on Sept. 22. The
matchup was first reported by Brazilian website Combate, but
Sherdog’s own source has confirmed the report.
Oliveira (19-4-1, 2 N/C) is coming off a second-round submission
Condit at UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje. The Brazilian
“Cowboy” has won five of his last seven fights. His last three
appearances were rewarded with two “Performance of the Night”
bonuses and a “Fight of the Night” bonus. Carlo “Semento” Pedersoli
Jr. (11-1) recently made his Octagon debut at UFC Liverpool. On
that occasion, the Italian-American fighter defeated Bradley
Scott by split decision.
UFC Sao Paulo is headlined by the light-heavyweight clash between
Santos and Jimi Manuwa.