UFC: Jeremy Stephens to Battle Charles Oliveira Next
By FCF Staff
The UFC has announced that the TUF 20 Finale will be co-headlined by a notable featherweight fight, as Jeremy Stephens will take on fellow, top 15 ranked contender Charles Oliveira.
The bout will be hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 12th.
Stephens (23-10) is looking to rebound from a decision loss to Cub Swanson in June, which ended the punishing striker’s three fight win streak.
Prior to the loss, the #10 ranked 145 had scored consecutive wins over Estevan Payan,Rony Mariano Bezerra and Darren Elkins.
Oliveira (18-4) has won two straight fights, as the featherweight is coming off wins over Hatsu Hioki and Andy Ogle, after losing to Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson.
Oliveira was scheduled to fight Nik Lentz at UFC FN 50 earlier this month, but fell ill before the bout and was forced to withdraw.
The TUF 20 Finale will be headlined by the season’s final bout, which will determine the promotion’s inaugural, women’s strawweight champ.