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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
  • 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

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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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:24 Round 1 of 3

Erik Koch
16-7-0 13-3-0

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 | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#48 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
1:44 Round 2 of 3, 6:44 Total

Edson Barboza
16-6-0 11-1-0

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
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
15-6-0 6-1-0

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.07.07
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
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
15-5-0 40-17-1

UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.10.01
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:28 Round 2 of 3, 8:28 Total

Gleison Tibau
15-4-0 23-7-0

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 | Referee: Kim Winslow
UFC 130 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ryan Bixler

Pernambuco Regional

2011.03.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Bendy Casimir

Pernambuco Regional

2010.12.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Kevin Roddy

New Jersey Regional

2010.11.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Rafael Dias

Florida Regional

2010.09.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Andre Winner
11-3-0 11-3-1

UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.31
Odds: +183 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Dale Frye
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

John Gunderson
10-3-0 29-9-2

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 | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Nação Zumbi - Meu Maracatu Pesa uma Tonelada
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nik Lentz
10-2-0 16-3-1

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.09.19
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.25 lbs | Walkout Music: Nação Zumbi - Meu Maracatu Pesa uma Tonelada
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

Pernambuco Regional

2007.06.20
Win | KO/TKO | Slam

Weguimar Xavier

Pernambuco Regional

2006.06.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Fabio Toldo

Ceara Regional

2006.02.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Miro Arona

Pernambuco Regional

2005.09.16
Loss | Submission

Jorge Rodrigues

Pernambuco Regional

2005.06.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Weguimar Xavier

Pernambuco Regional

2004.12.09

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