The last week has been busy for the UFC’s Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira. The fighter had his contract renewed for another four fights and received the announcement that he will face former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on July 6, in UFC 162 in Las Vegas. The fighter will be the second opponent for Frankie Edgar at featherweight.
Without fighting since September 2012, when he suffered a knee injury minutes before facing Cub Swanson in a UFC 152 fight, in which he was defeated, OIiveira returns to the UFC against the most renowned opponent of his whole career.
“I was caught by surprise with this fight,” said the Brazilian. “Edgar is the second best in the category and it is an honor to be chosen to face him. This duel will be the biggest challenge of my life and I am very happy with it. There are many people saying that I will lose, but I’ll prove otherwise. On July 6, I will show that I can beat anyone in the UFC.”
Do Bronx, who debuted in the UFC in 2010 and has three bonuses for Submissions of the Night, has had no easy career in the organization. He has faced names like Efrain Escudero, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone and Cub Swanson.
“In my first interview when I entered the UFC, I made it clear that I would always like to face the best, because winning only by defeating the top names is how you can become the best, he said. “I’m a fan of Edgar and I’ll train like I never trained before. I’m ready for a war.”
The main event of the evening will be the fight between the middleweight champion Anderson Silva facing the young challenger Chris Weidman. Check out the partial card of the event.
Las Vegas, Nevada
July 6, 2013
Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman
Mark Muñoz vs Tim Boetsch
Roger Gracie vs Tim Kennedy
Chris Leben vs Andrew Craig
Ricardo Lamas vs Chan Sung Jung
Seth Baczynski vs Brian Melancon
Charles Do Bronx vs Frankie Edgar
Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver