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UFC FN 96: Will Brooks Receives Next Opponent

Kelsey Mowatt

Will Brooks

Will Brooks hasn’t been booked to fight a top ten ranked lightweight in his second UFC bout, but he has been assigned a very, tough test.

The UFC has announced that the former Bellator champ will face Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 96. That card will go down on October 1st at Portland’s Moda Center.

Brooks (18-1) is coming off a successful UFC debut, as he worked his way to a UD win over Ross Pearson on July 8th. The American has won nine in a row.

Oliveira (14-4-1) also fought last month and worked his way to a decision win over  James Moontasri, July 23rd. The Brazilian is 4-1 in his last 5 bouts, and his only loss during that time came against Donald Cerrone.

So, there you go. Although many likely thought Brooks would fight a higher ranked opponent, “Cowboy” is certainly no joke.

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