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Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira booked for UFC 218 in Detroit


A welterweight scrap between two athletes with a penchant for good fights has been booked for UFC 218.

Yancy Medeiros (14-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and Alex Oliveira (17-4-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) have agreed to meet, MMAjunkie confirmed with a person with knowledge of the deal who is not authorized to publicly discuss such matters. Brazilian outlet GloboEsporte.com first reported the contest.

UFC 218 takes place Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view, though an official bout order has yet to be revealed.

Medeiros, 30, is a Hawaiian fighter who brings a two-fight winning streak to the cage following back-to-back stoppage wins over Erick Silva and Sean Spencer. The Spencer win earned Medeiros a “Performance of the Night” bonus, marking his second consecutive bonus-winning effort after also scoring a “Fight of the Night” check in a UFC 198 loss to Francisco Trinaldo.

Oliveira, 29, carries a four-fight winning streak into the contest, notching consecutive wins over Ryan LaFlare, Tim Means, Will Brooks and James Moontasri. A no contest does slightly mar that run, when Brazilian Oliveira was felled by a UFC 207 barrage of Means knees that were ruled illegal.

With the addition to the card, UFC 218 now includes:

  • Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
  • Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
  • Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
  • Razak Al-Hassan vs. Sabah Homasi
  • Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur

For more on UFC 218, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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