After impressing in his main card showing at UFC Fight Night 22, 155lb prospect Charles Oliveira has been rewarded with another tough bout against Jim Miller at UFC 124 in December.
As we highlighted recently, at just 20 years old Oliveira is shaping up to be one of the divisions most promising up and comers. An impressive win over Efrain Escudero took his record to 14-0 and it seems that despite his age the UFC are not looking to take things slowly with the Brazilian.
After five straight wins in the octagon Jim Miller is currently building a case for a title shot, and following a win over Gleison Tibau last time out he may have been expecting a higher profile opponent on this occasion.
He certainly can’t afford to take Oliveira lightly though or his hard work up until this point could quickly come undone against the talented young prospect.
The UFC 124 event was officially confirmed today by the UFC and takes place on December 11th with GSP Vs Josh Koscheck fronting the Montreal, Canada show.