Frankie-Edgar-UFC-136-2Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will face Charles Oliveira, while Cub Swanson throws down with Dennis Siver at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas.

UFC officials recently announced two new featherweight bouts.

Edgar (15-4-1) will be making his second appearance at 145 pounds after failing to take the title from Jose Aldo at UFC 156 earlier this year.

The bout will mark the first time in a long time that Edgar hasn’t fought back-to-back bouts against the same fighter. He fought immediate rematches against B.J. Penn, Gray Maynard, and Benson Henderson before finally moving on to Aldo.

Edgar is on a three-fight losing streak, however, and needs a victory in the worst way, despite losing all three by decision.

Oliveira (16-3), like Edgar, is still cutting his teeth at featherweight, having gone 2-1 in his three trips to the Octagon at 145 pounds. He is coming off of a knockout loss to Swanson.

While Edgar and Oliveira are trying to right their ships, Swanson and Siver are both riding high, hoping their fight that was originally slated for UFC on Fuel TV 7 will finally make it to the Octagon. Siver withdrew from the February match-up for undisclosed reasons.

Swanson (19-5) hasn’t lost since late 2011, winning his last four fights. He won a decision over Dustin Poirier in his most recent outing after knocking out George Roop, Ross Pearson and Oliveira.

Siver (21-8) made the drop to featherweight last year after losing to Donald Cerrone in a lightweight bout to close out 2011. He has since made two trips to the Octagon at 145 pounds, defeating Diego Nunes and Nam Phan.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva headlines UFC 162, putting his belt on the line against Chris Weidman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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