Both men competed at UFC on Versus 4, Lauzon thoroughly dominated Curt Warburton en route to a kimura submission win in the first round. Contrastingly, Oliveira's initial rear naked choke victory over Nik Lentz was overturned into a no contest by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission after it was revealed that Oliveira landed an illegal knee to Lentz.
Lauzon (20-6) has been 3-2 in his last five fights, winning either Fight of the Night or Submission of the Night awards for each of those bouts.
Oliveria (14-1 (1 no contest)) is one of the youngest talent on the UFC's roster, just 21 years old. The Brazilian arrived to the UFC to go 2-0 with the promotion, defeating Darren Elkins and Efrain Escudero. Oliveria would taste defeat at the hands of Jim Miller, losing via kneebar in the first round of UFC 124.
Currently, the UFC have yet to deem this bout official. Oliveria's camp was the source of providing the match up with Lauzon after a rematch with Lentz became doubtful; Lentz requires surgery and will be out of action in the near future.