Anthony Pettis featherweight debut set for August

Anthony Pettis

Earlier this month, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis announced his intentions to drop down to featherweight in hopes of ending his 3-fight skid.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Pettis would be making his featherweight debut in Vancouver on August 27th against #7 ranked featherweight Charles Oliveira.

UFC Executive VP Tom Wright spoke to Fox Sports about the bout saying:

“Anthony Pettis is dropping down to featherweight to face Charles Oliveira and “Showtime” is always a highlight reel guy and so is Oliveira. That’s going to be a great fight. We haven’t even announced the main event yet and the main event’s going to be very interesting too,”

While Pettis is riding a 3-fight losing streak into the bout, Oliveira is coming off a submission win over Myles Jury. Prior to that he lost to Max Holloway due to an injury sustained mid-fight, snapping his 4-fight win streak.