Zach Makovsky vs Joshua Sampo, Erik Koch vs Rafaello Oliveira Booked to UFC 170

Zach Makovsky

Zach Makovsky

  • 17-4 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ed West, Scott Jorgensen, Claudio Ledesma

Joshua Sampo

Joshua Sampo

  • 11-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ryan Benoit, Alexis Vila, Sam Thao

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Erik Koch

Erik Koch

  • 13-3 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Francisco Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, Jonathan Brookins

Rafaello Oliveira

Rafaello Oliveira

  • 17-7 MMA / 2-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: John Gunderson, Bendy Casimir, Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Former Bellator bantamweight champion, Zach Makovsky impressed in his UFC debut, dominating from start to finish en route to a unanimous decision victory over Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FOX 9. He’s now won three straight fights since his release from Bellator in December of 2012.

Joshua Sampo extended his win streak to five, following a second round submission win over Ryan Benoit at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Other notable wins during the streak include a decision over UFC-veteran Antonio Banuelos and a submission victory over Bellator-veteran Alexis Vila.

Erik Koch will move up a weight class after a 2-2 record in the UFC’s featherweight division. He began his UFC tenure with two-straight victories over Rafael Assuncao and Jonathan Brookins, which earned him a title shot against Jose Aldo, but an injury kept him from competing in that scheduled match-up. Since his return, he’s lost back-to-back bouts, most recently a decision loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 164.

Rafaello Oliveira likely needs a win to keep his job with the UFC, following a pedestrian 2-5 record with the promotion. Most recently, at UFC 162, Oliveira was stopped by vicious leg kicks in the second round from Edson Barboza. His last victory came in July of 2012, earning a unanimous decision over Yoislandy Izquerdo.

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