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Charles Oliveira vs Andy Ogle added to UFC Fight Night in Brazil

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Charles Oliveira will face Andy Ogle at UFC Fight Night in Brazil.
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A new fight has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Brazil as featherweight Charles Oliveira takes on former Ultimate Fighter competitor Andy Ogle as both fighters look to bounce back from recent losses.

At only 24 years of age, Brazilian Charles Oliveira still has a lot of room to grow in his fight career, but after suffering back-to-back losses to two of the division's best in Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson, he needs to pick up a win to stay relevant in a deep featherweight division.

With a nasty combination of Muay Thai standup and submissions on the ground, Oliveira's got the talent to go with any top 145-pound fighter and he'll look to prove that when he returns home to fight for the first time since 2010 before he competed in the UFC.

Stepping up to the task of facing Oliveira in Brazil is British fighter Andy Ogle, who also looks to rebound after a loss to Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz in October.

Ogle is well-rounded fighter who has picked up several wins by both knockout and submission so his style should make for an exciting matchup against Oliveira.

While no bout order has been announced, the fight between Oliveira and Ogle will likely land on the preliminary portion of the card headlined by middleweights Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi.

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