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Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown rescheduled, several bouts official for UFC 261

Randy Brown (pictured, right) fights Alex Oliveira (not pictured) in a welterweight bout at UFC 261 on April 24 in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Alex Oliveira and Randy Brown have a new date for their welterweight clash.

Originally scheduled to compete on Feb. 27, Oliveira (22-9-1, 2 NC) and Brown (12-4) will now face off at UFC 261 on April 24 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., the UFC announced Wednesday.

Oliveira and Brown are both coming off of losses, with Oliveira suffering a first-round submission defeat to Shavkat Rakhmonov in October, and Brown losing by second-round KO to Vicente Luque in August. Their Feb. 27 meeting was postponed when Brown withdrew for undisclosed reasons.

Several other bouts were made official for the card, including Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen, Rodrigo Vargas vs. the debuting Rong Zhu, and Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic.

UFC 261 will be headlined by a rematch between welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, and also feature strawweight champion Zhang Weili defending her title against Rose Namajunas, and flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defending her title against Jessica Andrade.

The April 24 event marks the UFC’s first North American show that will have fans in attendance since the coronavirus outbreak last March.

See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade

Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas

Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman

Anthony Smith vs. Jim Crute

Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown

Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi

Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons

Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen

Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad

Aori Qileng vs. Jeffrey Molina

Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu

Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic

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