Alex Oliveira



No longer with UFC
April 11, 2022
Oliveira has parted ways with the UFC following the completion of his contract, Mike Bohn of USA Today reports.
It's increasingly rare to see a UFC fighter keep his or her roster spot after four consecutive defeats, and as entertaining as Oliveira is, he won't be the exception here. Still, "Cowboy" will likely get interest in other big promotions, as he's a fighter that has always been willing to accept a short-notice bout, even across multiple weight classes. There's probably still something left in the tank at the age of 34 and with 37 pro fights under his belt, so look for Oliveira to still see some success if given more manageable competition.
Read More News
Fight Log
Loading Fight Log...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Alex Oliveira See More
DraftKings MMA: UFC 285 DFS Preview
360 days ago
UFC 285 takes place Saturday, and Jon Litterine is back to break down the top fights, plus offer his DFS picks and predictions for the key matchups on the card.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 279 DFS Preview
September 6, 2022
UFC 279 takes place Saturday, and Jon Litterine is back to break down the top fights, plus offer his DFS picks and predictions for the key matchups on the card.
DraftKings MMA: UFC Vegas 57 DFS Picks
June 21, 2022
UFC Vegas 57 takes place Saturday at the UFC APEX, and Jon Litterine is back to break down the top fights, plus offer his DFS picks for the key fights on the card.
DraftKings MMA: UFC Austin DFS Preview
June 14, 2022
UFC Austin takes place Saturday and features a mix of storied veterans and active contenders. Jon Litterine is back to break down the key fights and offer his DFS picks for the key fights on the card.
Drake's Takes: UFC 272 Covington vs. Masvidal
March 3, 2022
Drake Burden is back with his weekly fight-by-fight preview for UFC 272, where he believes eating the chalk is the way to go in most cases, despite backing one of the bigger underdogs on the card.
More Fantasy News
Finished after fast start
March 5, 2022
Oliveira lost to Kevin Holland via TKO (punches) at 0:38 of Round 2 at UFC 272 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
A member of the UFC roster since March 2015, Oliveira could be handed his walking papers following this, his fourth-straight defeat. The crazy thing is that Alex looked absolutely brilliant prior to the stoppage. He controlled the pace in Round 1, scored a couple takedowns, and did an excellent job of keeping the much bigger Holland at range. That all ended in the opening seconds of Round 2 when he ate a right hand and countless follow-up shots which forced referee Chris Tognoni to step in. The Brazilian fights often and has the ability to compete in multiple weight classes, a major asset to a company which holds an event most every week, but you are what your record says you are in this sport. In this case, "Cowboy" has just two wins in his last nine fights dating back to December 2018.
Welcoming Holland to welterweight
January 10, 2022
Oliveira will take on Kevin Holland in Las Vegas on March 5, reports.
Oliveira hasn't had much luck recently, losing three straight fights and six of his last eight. He'll be the first fighter Holland faces in the welterweight division after he elected to drop down following a three-fight winless streak.
Suffers third straight defeat
October 2, 2021
Oliveira lost to Niko Price via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It's Oliveira's third straight defeat and could conceivably end his time with a company that rarely hangs on to aging, higher-priced talent. The Brazilian saw the final bell here and performed reasonably well, which is an improvement considering he suffered first-round submission wins in each off his prior two bouts. Oliveira is traditionally difficult to get out of there and this was no exception. He regained momentum following a slow start, but Price began to pull away again in Round 3. Oliveira actually landed 65 significant strikes compared to 64 from Price, but the latter was the more active of the two. Oliveira figures to get a longer leash than most due to the fact he can compete in multiple weight classes and fights frequently. He still has plenty of value to the UFC at age 33, but it remains to be seen if the company feels the same way.
Next fight Oct. 2
August 24, 2021
Oliveira will take on Niko Price in a welterweight bout at the UFC event Oct. 2, reports.
Oliveira will look to bounce back from a submission loss to Randy Brown back in April. That pushed his career MMA record to 11-8-1. Price is also coming off two consecutive losses as well, most recently in July against Michael Pereira.
Destroyed by Randy Brown
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.
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.