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Tim Means vs Alex Oliveira rematch headed to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil

MMA: UFC 207-Oliveira vs Means Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights Tim Means and Alex Oliveira first went to war at the UFC 207: “Nunes vs. Rousey” pay-per-view (PPV) event, held back on Sat., Dec. 30, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The result was a no contest (NC) after Means landed an illegal knee, halting the action late in the opening frame (full recap here). While the Brazilian’s camp still intends to petition Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to change the NC to a win via disqualification, according to MMA Junkie, the show must go on.

Combate has their 170-pound rematch taking place at the UFC Fight Night 106: “Belfort vs. Gastelum” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, locked and loaded for Sat., March 11, 2017 inside Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.

Means (26-7-1, 1 NC) bounced back from a submission loss to Matt Brown by registering back-to-back wins over John Howard (UFC Fight Night 80) and Sabah Homasi (UFC 202). The “Dirty Bird” has 22 finishes in 26 wins.

But he’s not the only one ending fights.

Oliveira (15-4-1, 2 NC) also rebounded from a submission loss to capture two straight. After outpointing James Moontasri at UFC on FOX 20, “Cowboy” stopped Will Brooks in controversial fashion at UFC Fight Night 96 last October.

Early predictions on this 170-pound rematch?

UFC Fight Night 106 will be headlined by the middleweight showdown between aging veteran Vitor Belfort and surging ex-welterweight Kelvin Gastelum. Elsewhere on the card, “Shogun” Rua collides with hot-and-cold light heavyweight Gian Villante.


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