John Makdessi Out; Edson Barboza vs Rafaello Oliveira Set for UFC 162

Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza

  • 11-1 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • Won 11 of Last 12 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Anthony Njokuani, Ross Pearson, Terry Etim

Rafaello Oliveira

  • 15-5 MMA / 2-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: John Gunderson, Bendy Casimir, Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC 162

July 6th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Edson Barboza rebounded nicely following the first loss of his career, with a first round submission victory over UFC newcomer, Lucas Martins at UFC on FX 7. He previously was upset in Jamie Varner’s return to the UFC, suffering a stunning first round TKO loss in May of last year.

Rafaello Oliveira likely saved his job in the UFC with a fairly one-sided unanimous decision victory over Yoislandy Izquierdo at UFC 148. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak, which consisted of a submission loss to Gleison Tibau and a TKO loss to Yves Edwards.

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