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UFC Vegas 20 card down to 10 fights after losing Alex Oliveira vs. Ramazan Kuramagomedov

Adam Martin - February 26, 2021

Saturday’s UFC Vegas 20 card is down to just 10 fights now after losing a welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Ramazan Kuramagomedov. Oliveira vs. Kuramagomedov was itself a replacement bout, as the Russian filled in on just four days’ notice after Randy Brown pulled out of the fight at the start of fight week. Oliveira wanted to remain on the card and the UFC found him a very tough opponent in the UFC newcomer Kuramagomedov, but unfortunately, the fight was just not meant to be. It was scratched on weigh-ins day after Kuramagomedov was not cleared to fight due to an illness. With no time left to find a replacement opponent, Oliveira was also removed from the card. It’s unknown if the UFC plans on rescheduling this bout (h/t We do not have news if either fighter was paid their show money.

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Alex Oliveira gets short-notice replacement opponent for UFC Vegas 20 as Ramazan Kuramagomedov fills in

Adam Martin - February 23, 2021

UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira will stay on Saturday’s UFC Vegas 20 card after all, with Ramazan Kuramagomedov stepping up on short notice. Oliveira was originally set to take on Randy Brown in what would have been an exciting bout between two fan favorites. Unfortunately for Oliveira, his status on this weekend’s card was up in the air while the UFC sought out a new opponent. Thankfully, the UFC matchmakers got Kuramagomedov to step up on short notice. The Russian will now make his UFC debut this Saturday against Oliveira, with first reporting the news.

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Alex Oliveira plans on calling out Anthony Pettis after win at UFC 254

Adam Martin - October 21, 2020

UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira plans on calling out Anthony Pettis following a win at this weekend’s UFC 254 card over Shavkat Rakhmonov. Oliveira takes on Rakhmonov in a very intriguing matchup at 170lbs at this weekend’s UFC Fight Island event. “Cowboy” is currently riding a two-fight win streak and a win over Rakhmonov — who he is favored to defeat at the sportsbooks — would give Oliveira a three-fight win streak. That could be enough to earn him an opponent in the top-15.

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Alex Oliveira returns to the Octagon at UFC 254 when he takes on Shavkat Rakhmonov

Adam Martin - October 6, 2020

UFC welterweight fan-favorite Alex Oliveira will return to the Octagon at UFC 254 when he takes on promotional newcomer Shavkat Rakhmonov. The Brazilain “Cowboy” is one of the most fan-friendly fighters in the UFC welterweight division and his addition to the UFC 254 Fight Island pay-per-view card headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje is a welcome one. Oliveira had been stumping for a fight with Khamzat Chimaev, and while the UFC didn’t give him that fight, it did manage to book him for what should be a very interesting matchup against Rakhmonov.

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Peter Sobotta preparing for "wild" fight against Alex Oliveira, plans to callout Demain Maia and Gunnar Nelson

Cole Shelton - July 21, 2020

Peter Sobotta is back. The 33-year-old German welterweight has not fought since March of 2018 where he suffered a third-round TKO loss to Leon Edwards. Since then, he was supposed to fight Alessio Di Chirico last September, but he was forced to pull out.

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UFC announces multiple fights for the first quarter of 2020

Harry Kettle - December 20, 2019

The UFC has announced multiple fights that will be taking place in the first few months of 2020. Next year is set to be a big one for the promotion and with 2019 coming to an end, it really does seem like this could be one of those years that will be up there with 2016 in terms of success. Nobody can know that for sure, of course, but the UFC does appear to be building some momentum across many of their top divisions – both men’s and women’s.

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Report | Alex Oliveira accused of assaulting ex-wife, wanted by local police

Matheus Costa - May 26, 2019

Alex Oliveira has found himself in hot water. According to the Brazilian outlet G1, the Brazilian welterweight is being sought by the police after allegedly assaulting his ex-wife and driving his motorcycle with his is 5-month-old son while being drunk in his hometown Tres Rios, in Rio de Janeiro. The situation allegedly began when Oliveira’s ex-wife took their son to the fighter’s father’s house. Oliveira reportedly showed up drunk and wanted to take his son for a ride on his motorcycle. His ex-wife denied this request, at which point Oliveira is alleged to have pulled her hair and hit her in the face.

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Pros react to Mike Perry defeating Alex Oliveira at UFC Fort Lauderdale

Christopher Taylor - April 27, 2019

A welterweight scrap between fan favorites Mike Perry and Alex Oliveira took place at tonight’s UFC Fort Lauderdale event. Mike Perry entered tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a submission loss to Donald Cerrone in his most recent effort.

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With Li Jingliang out, Mike Perry expected to fill in against Alex Oliveira at UFC Fort Lauderdale

Drake Riggs - March 26, 2019

2019 has been a year that has lacked some ‘Platinum’ up to this point. The generally active Mike Perry hasn’t fought yet… But it looks like that will be changing in the coming months. Set to compete at UFC Fort Lauderdale on April 27 was Brazil’s Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira who was to take on ‘The Leech’ Li Jingliang. That was until a nagging spine injury forced China’s best welterweight out of the bout.

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Breaking! Alex Oliveira injured by grenade in Brazil

Christopher Taylor - December 25, 2018

UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira was injured yesterday evening in Brazil after being hit with grenade fragments. The news comes via MMAFighting, who confirmed that “Cowboy” went to buy gasoline for his mother’s car on Christmas Eve, when he saw members of his family involved in an altercation.

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PHOTO | Alex Oliveira received 29 stitches following his loss to Gunnar Nelson

Christopher Taylor - December 9, 2018

Alex Oliveira suffered one of the nastiest cuts in recent memory during his fight with Gunnar Nelson last night at UFC 231 in Toronto. “Cowboy” had a strong opening few minutes, but the tide would ultimately swing in the favor of Gunnar Nelson in round two.

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UFC 231 Results: Gunnar Nelson submits Alex Oliveira (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - December 8, 2018

A welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Gunnar Nelson took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 231 event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Gunnar Nelson enters tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a first-round knockout loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio this past July in Glasgow, Scotland.

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UFC Fight Night 137 Results: Alex Oliveira KO's Carlo Pedersoli (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - September 22, 2018

A welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Carlo Pedersoli served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 137 event in Sao Paulo. “Cowboy” enters tonight’s contest having won five of his past six fights. Oliveira (18-4-1 MMA) was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX event where he scored a submission victory over former UFC interim welterweight title holder Carlos Condit.

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Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira details airport run-in with opponent Neil Magny

Tom Taylor - August 20, 2018

On September 22, at UFC Sao Paulo, Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira will attempt to take another big step up the welterweight rankings when he takes on long-time contender Neil Magny. For Oliveira, however, this fight is apparently more than just a chance to improve his station in the division. It’s also an opportunity to take out a fighter he’s not particularly fond of.

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"Cowboy" Oliveira says Carlos Condit went to sleep before tapping in UFC Glendale scrap

Tom Taylor - April 16, 2018

Over the weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s return to Glendale, Arizona, former UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit returned to the cage opposite Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Cowboy took the fight on just a few weeks’ notice, stepping in to replace the injured Matt Brown. Despite the brevity of his training camp, Cowboy ultimately came out on top in this fight, surviving a few scares to submit Condit with a guillotine choke in the second round. Yet the fight-ending submission did not come easy, as Oliveira had to keep the pressure on for what seemed like eons before Condit finally tapped.

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UFC Glendale Results: Alex Oliveira submits Carlos Condit (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - April 14, 2018

UFC Glendale Results: Alex Oliveira submits Carlos Condit A welterweight bout between surgingin division contender Alex Oliveira and former interim weltweight champion Carlos Condit served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 29 fight card in Glendale.

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PHOTO | The classic "Hospital Photo" lives on with Yancy Medeiros and Alex Oliveira

Chris Taylor - December 3, 2017

Last night’s UFC 218 pay-per-view event in Detroit delivered in a big way with some incredible performances and jaw dropping finishes. Arguably the best “fight of the night” came on the cards prelims when welterweights Yancy Medeiros and Alex Oliveira went to absolute war inside the octagon.

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UFC 218 Results: Yancy Medeiros stops Alex Oliveira in round 3 (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - December 2, 2017

UFC 218 Results: Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira A welterweight scrap between Yancy Medeiros and Alex Oliveira took place during tonight’s UFC 218 prelims in Detroit, Michigan.

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