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