Report: Charles Oliveira to Battle Hatsu Hioki at UFC FN 43
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming, debut card in New Zealand reportedly has a new addition, as Charles Oliveira will take on featherweight Hatsu Hioki.
The bout will be part of UFC Fight Night 43, which will be hosted by Auckland’s Vector Arena on June 28th. The fight was reported first by the Brazilian outlet Tatame.com.
Hioki (27-7-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ivan Menjivar in January, after dropping consecutive fights to Ricardo Lamas, Darren Elkins and Clay Guida.
Olveira (17-4) tapped out Andy Ogle with a third round, triangle-choke in his last outing, which took place at a February 15th, UFC Fight Night. Prior to the win, the featherweight was defeated by Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson in back-to-back bouts.
The only fight that has been announced for UFC FN 43 to date is a middleweight tilt between Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna.