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Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson Set for UFC 152

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Charles Oliveira (Esther)
Charles Oliveira (Esther)

A pair of the featherweight division's most exciting talents are set to square off in September, as surging Charles Oliveira and Cub Swanson have been paired off for a UFC 152 bout, MMA Fighting has learned.

While the scrap hasn't yet been officially announced, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed that both sides have verbally agreed to the matchup.

Oliveira has impressively won both of his fights since making the move down to 145.

In January, he submitted Eric Wisely with a reverse calf slicer, and then added Jonathan Brookins to his list of victims in June, scoring another tapout win, this time by anaconda choke. The 22-year-old is 16-2 with 1 no contest overall.

Swanson is also riding a two-fight win streak, with both of those wins coming by TKO.

In January, he scored a second-round finish of George Roop, and followed that up with another second-round stoppage, this time against the durable Brit Ross Pearson. Swanson is 17-5.

UFC 152 is set for September 22 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. In the main event, flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson will battle to be crowned the division's inaugural champion.