The Welterweight division is one of the UFC’s deepest and will be on display at UFC 207, the promotions year end event. Included in the newly announced set of bouts is that Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means will face Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira; who Means had challenged on Twitter.
Alex Oliveira has won 5 of his last 6, with consecutive wins over James Mootasri (ud) and Will Brooks (ko). Oliveira has went back an forth between Lightweight and Welterweight, but will be staying at 170 lbs. after missing 155 lbs, by over 5 lbs.
The other 3 announced Welterweight contests will see Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine, Alex Garcia vs. Mike Pyle, and Sabah Homasi vs. Brandon Thatch.
WBW Title: Champ Amanda Nunes (13-4) vs. Ronda Rousey (12-1)
WW: Tim Means (26-7-1) vs. Alex Oliveira (15-4-1, 1 nc)
WW: Matt Brown (20-15) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (16-5)
WW: Alex Garcia (13-3) vs. Mike Pyle (27-12-1)
WW: Sabah Homasi (11-6) vs. Brandon Thatch (11-4)