The UFC returns to Vancouver, Canada on August 27th, and will feature Anthony Pettis' debut at featherweight against Charles Oliveira.
After losing his last 3 fights at 155, Pettis made the decision to drop down to 145.
Pettis was actually was scheduled to fight for the featherweight title in August 2013 when he decided to drop down to 145 and fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163. But Pettis sustained a knee injury and the Korean Zombie replaced hin.
Oliveira won his last fight in December against Myles Jury by guillotine. Oliveira himself dropped down from lightweight to featherweight in January 2012. He's actually missed weight 3 times at featherweight. In his last fight he weighed in at 150.5 pounds.
Oliveira and Pettis have a common opponent in Donald Cerrone. Cerrone TKO'd Oliveira in August 2011, Pettis TKO'd Cerrone in January 2013.
At the moment Anthony Pettis is ranked #7 at lightweight. And Charles Oliveira is ranked #7 at featherweight.
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