UFC veterans Niko Price and Alex Oliveira are scheduled to meet at UFC’s October 2nd event, per a report from John Morgan of MMA Junkie.
The booking is an important one for both fighters, as they will be looking to return to the win column after getting unsatisfying results in recent outings. The location for the matchup is not known at the moment.
Price’s last three fights have resulted in two losses and a no contest. He most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Michel Pereira in July.
His previous bout, a three-round fight against Donald Cerrone, was first ruled a draw but later overturned to a no contest due to a drug test on Price detecting marijuana.
A loss in October would not only put Price on his first-ever two-fight losing streak but be the first time he would go winless in three consecutive appearances.
Oliveira will look to avoid slipping into a three-fight streak of losses.
The UFC vet has been submitted in his last two appearances, losing to Randy Brown and Shavkat Rakhmonov. Prior to then, he attained two decision wins in 2020.
Light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker are currently set to headline UFC’s October 2nd card. Here is how the show looks at the moment.
Bout 13: Thiago Santos (21-9) vs. Johnny Walker (18-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 12: Joe Solecki (11-2) vs. Jared Gordon (17-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 11: Karol Rosa (14-3) vs. Bethe Correia (11-5-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Diego Ferreira (17-4) vs. Grant Dawson (17-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 9: Sean Soriano (14-7) vs. Fernando Padilla (14-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Kevin Holland (21-7) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Jimmy Crute (12-2) vs. Jamahal Hill (8-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Jamie Mullarkey (13-4) vs. Devonte Smith (11-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (7-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Alejandro Perez (21-8-1) vs. Johnny Eduardo (28-12) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Alexander Hernandez (12-4) vs. Leonardo Santos (18-4-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Misha Cirkunov (15-6) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (22-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Niko Price (14-5) vs. Alex Oliveira (22-10-1) (Welterweight)