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‘LokDog’ Vinicius Oliveira returns after KOTY candidate

Vinicius Oliveira pulled off an all-time knockout in his UFC debut and the efficiency has earned him a big-name opponent for his second promotional outing.

“LokDog” will tackle Ricky Simon in a three-round bantamweight bout at UFC 303, the promotion’s June 29 pay-per-view occasion at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas. The cardboard is headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler.

Two individuals with information of the matchup lately knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement. Ag. Combat first reported the information.

Oliveira (20-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) bludgeoned fellow debutant Bernardo Sopaj with a flying knee in March. The win was his third in a row and first since he brutally knocked out Victor Madrigal on Dana White’s Contender Sequence to earn his UFC deal. Since his promotional debut, Oliveira has repeatedly known as for a struggle vs. high contender Umar Nurmagomedov.

Simon (20-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) goals to snap a two-fight shedding skid after defeats to Music Yadong and Mario Bautista. Previous to the consecutive losses, Simon was on a five-fight profitable streak that included victories over Raphael Assuncao and Jack Shore amongst others.

With the addition, the UFC 303 lineup at present contains:

  • Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler
  • Jamahal Hill vs. Khalil Rountree
  • Andre Fili vs. Cub Swanson
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Michelle Waterson-Gomez
  • Carlos Hernandez vs. Rei Tsuruya
  • Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Joe Pyfer
  • Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Vinicius Oliveira vs. Ricky Simon

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 303.

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