Edwards-Oliveira Slated for UFC Live 6 on Versus

By Mike Whitman Jul 28, 2011
Yves Edwards will return at UFC Live 6. | Photo: Peter Lockley



The fight card for UFC Live 6 continues to grow, as a lightweight scrap between Yves Edwards and Rafaello Oliveira is now slated for the Oct. 1 event.

Announced by the promotion on Thursday, the Edwards-Oliveira tilt joins a slew of other bouts on the UFC Live 6 bill, including the bantamweight title headliner between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson. Emanating from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., the UFC's inaugural effort from the nation's capital will air live on cable network Versus.

The self-described creator of “thug jitsu,” Edwards is a 13-year veteran of the sport. A winner in three of his last four contests, the 34-year-old began his most recent run with the UFC last September when he outpointed John Gunderson at Fight Night 23. The resilient professional would follow that win with another victory, weathering an early storm from Cody McKenzie at Fight Night 23 in January and submitting the Alaskan with a rear-naked choke. Most recently, however, Edwards was on the receiving end of a brutal Sam Stout knockout at UFC 131.

Oliveira, 29, is in his second run with the UFC. Although “Tractor” has won four of his last five fights, he was submitted by Gleison Tibau in his Octagon return, falling by rear-naked choke to his countryman at UFC 130 in May. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has finished nine of his 14 career victims by either knockout or submission and has only been stopped twice in his six years as a pro.

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