Ask and you shall receive. A lightweight pairing between former interim lightweight title challenger, Kevin ‘The Mo’ Town Phenom’ Lee, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira is expected to headline UFC Fight Night Brasilia on March 14th. News of the matchup was first reported by Combate writer, Gleidson Venga.
Tipped for Octagon gold in the future by many, Detriot native, Lee, recently made his return to lightweight – in quite spectacular fashion. Now under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi at Tristar, Lee featured on the main card of UFC 244 against undefeated grappler, Gregor Gillespie. Earning Knockout of the Night honors, Lee scored a first frame high kick knockout over the highly-touted prospect. Off the back of the highlight reel win, Lee was handed the #8 rank in a stacked lightweight division.
UFC Fight Night Brasilia takes place on March 14th. from the Ginásio Nilson Nelson arena. A co main-event has been penned for the event, in what promises to be a grappling showcase between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions, Demian Maia, and Gilbert Burns. In more action at 170-pounds, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will make his Octagon return as he meets with the previously noted, Alexey Kunchenko. At 205-pounds, the exciting Johnny Walker will feature against Ukrainian grappler, Nikita Krylov. 125-pound championship hopefuls, Jussier Formiga and Brandon Moreno will also feature on the card. In strawweight action, Paige VanZant will return as she tackles the rising contender, Amanda Ribas in enemy territory. Talented grappler, Rani Yahya will also feature at the event as he takes on Peru’s, Enrique Barzola. At 135-pounds, Veronica Macedo will face off with Bea Malecki. In heavyweight action, Carlos Felipe meets Jeff Hughes. at 125-pounds, Maryna Moroz tackles Mayra Bueno Silva.