Pettis is making the drop to 145 pounds, as a result of his three fight losing streak. Oliveira, meanwhile, is coming off an impressive, submission win over Myles Jury, and is currently ranked #6 in the featherweight division.
So, obviously a win over a former lightweight champ would be huge for Oliveira. While Pettis could make an immediate splash at 145, by defeating a top ranked contender.
Recently the UFC posted the video below, which features both fighters discussing tonight’s match-up.