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Charles Oliveira vs. Christos Giagos set for UFC Sao Paulo

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

An interesting lightweight fight will go down next month at UFC Sao Paulo.

Charles Oliveira will square off Cristos Giagos on the Sept. 22 event at Ginásio do Ibirapuera. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by the Brazil site.

Still just 28, Oliveira (23-8, 1 NC) is already a longtime fixture in the UFC. He’ll be making his 21st Octagon appearance when he meets Giagos. Oliveira enters the bout as the winner of two out of his past three fights and earned a Performance of the Night award in his most recent outing, as he submitted Clay Guida at UFC 225.

Giagos (15-6), meanwhile, is looking to make the most of his second UFC stint. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based competitor was 1-2 in the UFC from 2014-15. He returns to the UFC as the winner of four out of his past five bouts.

The UFC’s return to Brazil is headlined by Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos.

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