Charles Oliveira will be looking for another record-setting submission against David Teymur at UFC Fortaleza early next month.
Here’s a fight that should get MMA fans excited. Charles Oliveira, who holds the UFC record for most submission finishes, will face the highly-touted David Teymur at UFC Fortaleza next month. Also known as UFC on ESPN+ 2 (and UFC Fight Night 144, for those keeping count), the card features a ton of Brazilian talent, including four big names on the main card: Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano, and Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao, respectively.
Add Oliveira (25-8) to that list. He’s making a quick return after defeating Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 31 just last month in Milwaukee. UFC officials announced the pairing on social media Wednesday.
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With the Miller victory, Oliveira has won three straight. All three have come via submission. Overall, the Brazilian is 4-1 since returning to the 155lb division after struggling to make the featherweight limit. The fight against Teymur will be contested at lightweight.
David Teymur (8-1) has not lost as a pro since 2013. He has won all five of his UFC bouts to date. That includes wins over Nik Lentz, Drakkar Klose, and Lando Vannata.
UFC Fortaleza takes place February 2 at the Northeast Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil.