Brooks made his way to the UFC this past summer, and the well rounded lightweight worked his way to a decision win over Ross Pearson in July. Brooks currently sits in the #11 ranking position, so if Oliveira can score a win, “Cowboy” could very well move into the top 15. The latter has gone 4-1 in his last 5 bouts, and 4-2 in the UFC to date.
Recently the UFC posted the video below, which features both lightweights discussing tonight’s match-up.
UFC FN 96 will take place in Portland, Oregon.