This summer Brazilian phenom Charles Oliveira will look to go 2-0 as a featherweight against a fellow rising star at 145 pounds in the form of TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins. The two twenty-somethings are set to meet on the main card at the Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale, an event headlined by a battle for #1 contendership between Jake Ellenberger-Martin Kampmann.
The UFC confirmed Oliveira vs. Brookins earlier today along with preliminary pairings between John Albert-Byron Bloodworth and Pat Schilling-Max Holloway.
Oliveira made his featherweight debut in memorable fashion a few months ago with a Calf-Slicer submission of Eric Wisely. The seldom seen technique resulted in the eighth tap-out of the 15-2 fighter’s career with six TKOs to his credit as well. Comparably, Brookins is 13-4 with eleven stoppages, meaning fans are almost certainly in for some form of finish come showtime on June 1. Like Oliveira, Brookins is also coming off an opening round win, notching a TKO against Vagner Rocha in February.
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