A pair of featherweight fights have been added to UFC 162 as Frankie Edgar meets Charles Oliveira and Cub Swanson takes on Dennis Siver. The bouts are likely to land on the evening’s pay-per-view. UFC officials announced the pairings late Thursday evening.
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar comes into the bout after three straight tough title losses to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (twice) and UFC featherweight champion José Aldo. Oliveira dropped a nasty knockout loss to Cub Swanson at UFC 152 in his last fight. The loss added insult to injury after the fighter missed weight prior to the bout.
Cub Swanson comes into his bout with Dennis Siver in the midst of the best run of his career. Swanson has won four straight fights since losing to Ricardo Lamas in his UFC debut, most recently defeating Dustin Poirier in a fantastic fight at UFC on FUEL TV 7. His opponent, Dennis Siver, was originally supposed to face Swanson in London but was injured prior to the bout. Siver has won two straight fights since dropping to featherweight last year.
UFC 162 takes place July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a UFC middleweight title fight as champion Anderson Silva takes on Chris Weidman. A co-headliner has yet to be officially named for the card.
UFC 162 Fight Card:
- UFC Middleweight Title Fight: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chris Weidman
- Ricardo Lamas vs. Chan Sung Sung
- Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
- Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
- Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
- Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
- Andrew Craig vs. Chris Leben