On October 1, the UFC will be heading to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., for UFC Fight Night 96. Although the event has still not announced a 5-round main event, it has added some solid fights to help fill out the rest of the card.
Some of the notable match ups added is a bout between former Bellator champion Will Brooks who will be taking on Alex Oliveira. Brooks is coming off of his UFC debut victory against Ross Pearson last month at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. Oliveira is also coming off of a dominant decision victory against James Moontsari a few weeks ago. Another notable fight is between Josh Burkman and Bobby Green. Burkman is coming off of a very tough decision loss against Paul Felder, making second stint under the promotion 1-3-1. He is going to be facing a very tough opponent in Bobby Green who is also fresh off a loss back at UFC 199 against Dustin Porier. Green was finished in the first round, which was the first time he was finished in a bout since 2010. This also was the first time in his career that he had lost two consecutive bouts. Both fighters are in need of a win and could potentially be fighting for their jobs.
Here is the current lineup for UFC Fight Night 96 thus far:
Will Brooks vs Alex Oliveira
Joshua Burkman vs Bobby Green
Sergio Pettis vs Louis Smolka
Nate Marquardt vs Tamdan McCroy
Walt Harris vs Shamir Abdurakhimov
Joachim Christensen vs Luis Henrique da Silva
Kelly Faszholz vs Ketlen Vieira