Alex Oliveira
Cowboy

Brazil

Destroyed by Randy Brown
WelterweightUFC
April 24, 2021
Oliveira lost to Randy Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:50 of Round 1 at UFC 261 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
Oliveira is just 33 years of age, but he's fought a ton over the years, and it's fair to wonder if his body is starting to break down on him after all those bouts. He's long been known for his exceptional durability, but the Brazilian ate countless power shots from Brown, including one that directly led to the sequence that ended the fight. Oliveira is willing to fight any one at any time, and there's clear value in that for a company which holds an event almost every week. He is now 2-5 in his past seven bouts dating back to December 2018 and is clearly trending in the wrong direction. Something will have to give for Oliveira shortly.
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To fight Brown at UFC 261
WelterweightUFC
March 24, 2021
Oliveira will face Randy Brown at UFC 261 on April 24, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
This contest was previously called off back in February due to undisclosed reason but is reportedly back on for an exciting UFC 261 slate. Oliveira will enter the ring having most recently lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 254 last October while his counterpart, Brown, is coming off a loss as well (to Vicente Luque last August).
No longer fighting Saturday
WelterweightUFC
February 26, 2021
Oliveira's scheduled matchup against Ramazan Kuramagomedov has been scrapped from UFC Vegas 20 on Saturday after his opponent fell ill, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Oliveira was originally supposed to square off with Randy Brown, but Brown was forced to withdraw earlier in the week due to undisclosed reasons. The UFC subsequently matched up "Cowboy" with a debuting fighter in a matchup oddsmakers suggested was a pick'em, but that will no longer come to pass. UFC Vegas 20 will move forward with 10 fights.
Gets new opponent
WelterweightUFC
February 23, 2021
Oliveira will now square off against Ramazan Kuramagomedov on Saturday's UFC Vegas 20 card, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Oliveira was in need of a new opponent when Randy Brown was forced to withdraw for an undisclosed reason. He was an underdog in the bout but seems likely to be the favorite against Kuramagomedov, who steps in on short notice.
Needs new opponent
WelterweightUFC
February 22, 2021
Oliveira is in need of a new opponent for UFC Vegas 20 on Saturday after Randy Brown withdrew late Sunday night due to undisclosed reasons, John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The UFC will attempt to move forward with a new opponent for Oliveira on just under one week's notice. Oliveira had been considered roughly a (+130) betting underdog for the originally-scheduled matchup.
Matched against Randy Brown
WelterweightUFC
December 21, 2020
Oliveira will take on Randy Brown in a welterweight matchup on Feb. 27, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Both fighters ended two-fight winning streaks with losses in their last time in the Octagon. Oliveira won decision victories against Max Griffin and Peter Sobotta before getting submitted in the first round against Shavkat Rakhmonov in October. Brown beat Bryan Barberena and Warlley Alves before getting knocked out in the second round by Vicente Luque in August.