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Charles Oliveira vs. Jonathan Brookins Likely for TUF Finale

UFC Live on Versus 2: Charles OliveiraThe UFC has revealed that featherweights Charles Oliveira (15-2, 1 NC) and Jonathan Brookins (13-4) have verbally agreed to meet in the cage this summer at The Ultimate Fighter Live: Finale.

The event is scheduled to take place on June 1 at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be held to close out the fifteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.

22-year-old Brazilian fighter Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira made his featherweight debut a successful one, defeating Eric Wisely via calf slicer earlier this year at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis. That victory flagged his presence at 145lbs, earned him a Submission of the Night bonus and ended the three-fight skid that prompted his exit from the lightweight division.

Since beating Michael Johnson to win The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck as a lightweight, Jonathan Brookins has gone 1-1 in the UFC. The 26-year-old dropped back down to the featherweight division, where he’s spent most of his career and debuted with a unanimous decision loss to Erik Koch. In his most recent outing, at UFC on Fuel TV 1 February, Brookins rebounded from the loss to Koch with a first-round knockout of Vagner Rocha.

A five-round, welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Jake Ellenberger will headline the fight card.


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