UFC newcomer, Edinaldo Oliveira - Photo by Gleidson Venga for Sherdog.com
A heavyweight bout is being penciled in for UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro in January, and it will feature Brazilian knockout artist and UFC newcomer, Edinaldo Oliveira against England's Rob Broughton. ESPN UK reported the match-up this evening:
Rob Broughton has been given the chance to rescue his UFC career after he was pitched on the UFC 142 card against Edinaldo Oliveira.
As the report mention, Broughton's career is certainly in need of rescuing after two consecutive losses that both featured underwhelming efforts from "The Bear". Although perhaps Broughton will take solace in the fact that his UFC debut was a submission win against a different Brazilian KO artist, Vinicius de Queiroz, although Queiroz testing positive for steroid use and being booted from the UFC shortly after is the most interesting result of that fight. Edinaldo Oliveira is a different level of fighter however, having fought some stiff competiton in Brazil and remaining undefeated in his 14-fight career, with 8 knockouts and 2 submissions (both due to strikes) to his credit. "Lula" is also a current training partner of UFC heavyweight champ, Junior Dos Santos, and will enjoy the hometown advantage in Rio.
Rob "The Bear" Broughton (15-7)
Loss Phillip DeFries (unam. decision) - UFC 138
Loss Travis Browne (unam. decision) - UFC 135
Win Vinicius Queiroz (submission) - UFC 120
Edinaldo "Lula" Oliveira (13-0-1)
Win Nalzinho Novaes (KO) - Minotauro Fights 6
Win Jair Goncalves (TKO) - WFE 10
Win Ubiratan Lima (unam. decision) - Jungle Fight 30