A pair of all-action fighters are lined up to face each other this fall.
Bloody Elbow learned earlier this week that welterweight Niko Price and Alex Oliveira will face off at UFC Vegas 38 on October 2nd. MMA Junkie has since confirmed the booking through its sources. UFC officials haven’t made an announcement as of yet.
Price (14-5, 2 NCs) dropped a unanimous decision to Michel Pereira at UFC 264 in July. This followed a draw turned no contest (for marijuana) against Donald Cerrone last September. For someone who has spent virtually his entire career either winning or losing by stoppage, his last two fights have gone the distance. Price’s last win was an upkick KO of James Vick in 2019.
Oliveira (22-10-1, 2 NCs) is also in need of a victory. ‘Cowboy’ is just 2-5 in his last seven and is coming off a submission defeat to Randy Brown at UFC 261. His preceding bout saw him miss weight and lose by opening round guillotine choke to Shavkat Rakhmonov. Oliveira’s two victories were decisions over Peter Sobotta and Max Griffin back in 2020.
These two have combined for nine post-fight bonuses over their respective UFC careers, so fans should expect fireworks out of this matchup.
UFC Vegas 38 is headlined by an all-Brazilian light heavyweight tilt between former title challenger Thiago Santos and striker Johnny Walker.