Oliveira vs. Payan Set for UFC 166

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There is one less vacant sport on the UFC 166 card after the announcement that Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira (16-4) and Estevan Payan (14-4) will meet in a Featherweight contest.

Oliveira is in a huge need for a win coming off consecutive losses to Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar, after starting his time at 145lbs. off with wins over Eric Wisley and Jonathan Brookins.

Prior to a promotional debut loss to Jeremy Stephens, Payan had won 5 fights in a row; including consecutive wins in Strikeforce over Alonzo Martinez and Michael Bravo.

UFC 166 takes place on October 19th at the Toyota center in Houston, Texas; and is headlined by Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez III.

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