With the UFC taking the Octagon back to Brazil for a pay-per-view in May, it is pretty obvious that the card will be beefed up with a lot of Brazilian talent. That began today with the addition of a heavyweight fight between Junior Albini and Aleksei Oleinik.
Albini (14-3, 1-1 UFC) got off to a great start in the UFC with a TKO win over Timothy Johnson, but suffered a setback when he dropped a dull unanimous decision to Andrei Arlovski in November.
Oleinik (52-11-1, 4-2 UFC) had picked up two straight submission wins, the latter coming over Travis Browne, before suffering a TKO loss to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 217 in November.
UFC 224 goes down on May 12th in the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. May 12th. Only two other bouts have been attached to the card so far - Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein and Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev.