Anthony Pettis to Battle Charles Oliveira in Featherweight Debut
By FCF Staff
Recently Anthony Pettis announced he was heading to the featherweight division, and now the promotion’s confirmed he’ll take on 145 contender Charles Oliveira, August 27th.
The bout will be part of UFC on FOX 21, which will be hosted by the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Pettis (18-5) heads to 145 after the former lightweight champ has dropped consecutive bouts to Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza. All of the defeats were via decision.
Oliveira (21-5) is coming off a first round, submission win over Myles Jury and is 4-1 in his last 5 bouts. “Do Bronx” is ranked #7 in the UFC’s featherweight division.
The UFC has also confirmed that middleweight Garreth McLellan (13-4) will take on Alessio Di Chirico (9-1) at the upcoming event.