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"Tractor"

16-8-0

Rafaello Oliveira

Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira

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  • Given Name: Rafaello Oliveira Ferreira
  • Professional MMA Record: 16-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Tractor
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1982.01.26
  • Last Fight: February 22, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: AMA Fight Club
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.5" (182cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $58,000 USD
  • Born: Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Whippany, New Jersey
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Rafaello Oliveira Wiki Update Wiki

Rafaello Oliveira is a Brazilian lightweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trains out of Charleston Krav Maga and MMA in Charleston, South Carolina. He has notable wins over John Gunderson and Yoislandy Izquierdo. Of his sixteen career wins, nine have been finishes including five submissions.

Oliveira began his professional career in 2004 with a second round TKO. His first seven fights would all take place in Brazil over a three year time span and he was able to compile a 6-1 record. He would move to the US in 2008. Over the next fourteen months, he was able to build his record to 10-2 overall by fighting for various promotions in the US and Canada. 

In 2009, Oliveira was signed by the UFC. He was supposed to make his promotional debut against Dan Lauzon, but his opponent pulled out with an injury so he instead face Nike Lentz at UFC 103, but would lose by decision. He would bounce back with a unanimous decision win over John Gunderson, but would lose two months later when he faced Andre Winner at UFC Fight Night 21. This put his UFC record at 1-2 and saw him released from the promotion. After his release, he would win four straight fights in six months in both the US and Brazil.

Rafaello would be resigned to the UFC in early 2011. His first test was against Gleison Tibau at UFC 130, but he would be submitted for the first time in his career. He took on Yves Edwards five months later but would lose by TKO in the second round. At UFC 148, he was able to bounce back with a unanimous decision win over Yoislandy Izquierdo. He would take a year off from competition but would return against Edson Barboza at UFC 162 but would lose by TKO due to leg kicks in the second round. This put his overall UFC record at 2-5. He took on Erik Koch at UFC 170, but was finished with strikes early in the first round. This put his overall UFC record at 2-6 with four of his losses being finishes.

Last updated 02.22.2014, 8:04 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:24 Round 1 of 3
Erik Koch
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.02.22
Odds: +350 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#33 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
1:44 Round 2 of 3, 6:44 Total
Edson Barboza
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.07.06
Odds: +450 Heavy Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Mike Chiesa UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Oliveira Hand Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Yoislandy Izquierdo
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.07.07
Odds: +165 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Reza Madadi UFC on FX 1 2012.01.20
Reason: Oliveira Hand Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:44 Round 2 of 3, 7:44 Total
Yves Edwards
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.10.01
Odds: +135 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:28 Round 2 of 3, 8:28 Total
Gleison Tibau
Ref: Kim Winslow
UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.05.28
Odds: +360 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
UFC 130 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Ryan Bixler RFC 2011.03.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous Bendy Casimir RFC 2010.12.02
Win | Submission | Choke Kevin Roddy DFL 1 2010.11.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous Rafael Dias SFC 2010.09.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Andre Winner
Ref: Dale Frye
UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.03.31
Odds: +183 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
John Gunderson
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 108: Evans vs Silva
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.01.02
Odds: -195 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nik Lentz
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.09.19
Odds: -265 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.25 lbs
Cancelled Bout Dan Lauzon UFC 103 2009.09.19
Reason: Lauzon Back Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous John Mahlow Xtreme Fighting Championships 2009.04.25
Win | Submission | Choke Beau King Colosseo CF 2009.03.06
Win | Submission | Choke Robert Thompson Xtreme Fighting Championships 2009.02.20
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury Lyle Beerbohm Elite XC 2008.10.10
Win David Santiago Rumble on the Rock 2008.02.16
Win | Submission | Choke Edilson Florencio Rio Grande do Norte Regional 2007.11.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Vitor Pimenta AFC 2007.06.20
Win | KO/TKO | Slam Weguimar Xavier Pernambuco Regional 2006.06.08
Win | Submission | Choke Fabio Toldo RFC 2006.02.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous Miro Arona PEF 2005.09.16
Loss | Submission Jorge Rodrigues Pernambuco Regional 2005.06.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Weguimar Xavier AF 2004.12.09

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