Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis will make his long-teased featherweight debut against jiu-jitsu wunderkind Charles Oliveira at the UFC on FOX 21 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, scheduled for later tonight (Sat., Aug. 27, 2016) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Pettis (18-5) was riding high as lightweight kingpin thanks to a five-fight winning streak, one that included four consecutive finishes. Then came a lopsided loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, followed by another two goose eggs opposite Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza.
Oliveira (21-5) also set sail for lighter waters after getting knocked around in the 155-pound division. While he didn't get off to the hottest of starts, "Do Bronx" has now won five of his last six, including his submission victory over Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 17 last December.
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