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Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Rafaello Oliveira defeats Yoislandy Izquierdo via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira
Mmaweekly large Yoislandy "Cuba" Izquierdo

Oliveira
Decision
Round 3

15-6-0   Pro Record At Fight   6-1-0
Climbed to 16-6   Record After Fight   Fell to 6-2
+165 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -200 (Moderate Favorite)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Cu Cuba
Whippany, New Jersey   Fighting out of   Charlotte, North Carolina
30 years, 5 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   28 years, 5 months
156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
71.5" (182cm)   Reach   72.5" (184cm)
AMA Fight Club   Gym   Evolution Fitness Of Concord
UFC 148
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
  • Date: Saturday 07.07.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 1 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Oliveira Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Izquierdo Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Oliveira vs. Izquierdo Wiki Update Wiki

The first bout of UFC 148 saw Yoislandy Izquierdo take on Rafaello Oliveira in the lightweight division.


Izquierdo came out aggressive with kicks to the body, landing a knee to the face in the clinch before breaking away. Izquierdo stuffed a few early takedowns but Oliveira managed to get him to the mat after a minute. Oliveira passed to side control and kept Izquierdo pinned to the mat. Izquierdo forced a scramble and stood, landing a big left hand from the Southpaw stance as Oliveira came forward.


Izquierdo again got the better of the early exchanges in the second, finding his range with the left cross before Oliveira snatched another double and took him down. Izquierdo attacked an inverted Triangle as Oliveira passed to side control but the Brazilian passed. Oliveira suffered a big cut on his forehead from an Izquierdo elbow and was checked by the doctor, who allowed the fight to continue. Oliveira maintained control from side mount to the horn.


The third round largely resembled the first two frames, with Izquierdo coming forward aggressively in the early going, only to open himself up to an easy takedown and suffocating top control from Oliveira. Izquierdo defended himself well on the bottom, but Oliveria fired off some short elbows and attacked a Kimura from the position before the horn.


The judges scored the bout 29-28 across the board for Oliveira, giving him the Unanimous Decision victory.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:38 PM ET
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Oliveira vs. Izquierdo Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1342  
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KO/TKO
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Decision
Oliveira
58%
Izquierdo
42%

Oliveira vs. Izquierdo Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

“@Amanda_Leoa: @RafaelloTractor kkkkkkkkkkk”. Tlgd né Amanda kkkkkk
5 days
after
A big thanks for my coachs ERIC TURNER, JOHN FOUST, JOEY ZONAR and NATHAN HOFFMEISTER. My sponsor COMPLETE... http://t.co/I2XptoZb
5 days
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I want to say a special thanks for these guys , without them i couldn´t do it. And also my wife and my kids and... http://t.co/iRk9ZnEb
5 days
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Eating like a pig this week :-) Comendo que nem um porco essa semana :-)
5 days
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JC: Rafaello Trator agradece apoio dos torcedores pernambucanos - http://t.co/vCHTmbtN (via @jc_pe)
5 days
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Good to see my boy @virgilzwicker at the fight summit
4 days
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Noah pulando corda Noah jumping rope http://t.co/Dj0HkF8c
4 days
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Cauan is READY http://t.co/1WcJidMH
4 days
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Sleep with my wife and wake up with my kids are priceless #family
4 days
after
@KOreps_com I need some gears my man , take care your boy :-)
3 days
after
Just landed in Atlanta , one more flight and i am back Home !!
3 days
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Acabei de chegar em Atlanta , mais um avião e eu estou em casa!!!
3 days
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Good morning guys , 1 week in Vegas , I will flight this morning to Knoxville , can't wait to see my family #family love
3 days
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Bom dia pessoal 1 semana em Vegas, tou viajando hoje pra ver meus tesouros #family
3 days
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“@JimMiller_155: I think @mattmitrione drank a whole pot of coffee here at #ufcfightersummit2012”. Lol awesome
2 days
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Greatness @Michaelirvin88 http://t.co/N1Yj6YJf
2 days
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@juliabudd is really excited for the fighter summit #UFC
2 days
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Somente WAND , Prazer conhecer esse grande atleta e pessoa @wandfc http://t.co/DtvtUH4Q
2 days
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Bom dia galera !!!!! Tenham uma otima semana
1 day
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Good morning my friends !!!!! Have a great week guys
1 day
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“@HotSauceHoltzy: @sonnench Thanks for dinner buddy! @RafaelloTractor”. Pleasure to meet you bro
1 day
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Thanks guys for all the love , beautiful mensages without you guys i can't do it really appreciate love you guys
1 day
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Muito obrigado galera por esse carinho imenso, lindas mensagens e toda essa energia que me contagia em treinar... http://t.co/dnlUKWSi
1 day
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My boy @hotsauceholtzy doing some work @rorymacdonald http://t.co/PDIHtKOy
1 day
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“@LucasSilva_MMA: @RafaelloTractor é isso aii! quando volta pra PE?”. Num sei amigao
1 day
after
“@wanessa79: She rocks my world! @rafaellotractor #love #family http://t.co/ntjVSvQJ”. She look super tan
1 day
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“@mmatritefan: parabéns caras, fizeram bonito! @spideranderson @demianmaia @RafaelloTractor”. Valeuuuu
9 hours
after
“@thechrisupdate: @RafaelloTractor Great job on the win tonight! I knew you could do it! I'm really proud of you!”. Thanks a lot
9 hours
after
“@georgianasralla: @julie_nunesC @RafaelloTractor @chadmendes @demianmaia @SpiderAnderson eu tb juu!! UFC lindo esse haha”. Brigadao
9 hours
after
“@julie_nunesC: Ganhei minha noite vitoria do @RafaelloTractor @chadmendes @demianmaia e @SpiderAnderson!”. Beijão juli
9 hours
after
“@rodrigo_cpcosta: @RafaelloTractor parabéns tamo junto sempre!!!”. Valeu pentelho
9 hours
after
“@slednecks199: @RafaelloTractor great fight tractor!! Congrats man!”. Right on thanks
9 hours
after
“@joegiannone1018: @RafaelloTractor @AMAFightClub congrats on the win.....”. Thanks brotha
9 hours
after
“@p_linebaugh: @RafaelloTractor Congrats on the big win!”. Thanks buddy
8 hours
after
“@marquinho_leite: @RafaelloTractor monstro, eu e Danilo Arona estamos vibrando aqui. Valeeeeu velho!”. Tamo junto
8 hours
after
Thanks @ufc for be part this great card, best job in the world
8 hours
after
It's time for WAR guys let's do it #ufc148
20 minutes
after
Me and @003_osp eating the good stuff at cheese cake factory http://t.co/vcljN42d
18 hours
before
Thanks guys for all the love !!!! Love you guys :-) tomorrow its WAR
18 hours
before
Muito obrigado por todas as mensagens de carinho pessoal amo vocês !!!!! Amanhã é guerra
18 hours
before
@virgilzwicker Right on bro thanks
1 day
before
“@realstustu: @RafaelloTractor Good luck tomorrow! Give him Hell, bro!”. Word
1 day
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“@RingueDiario: @RafaelloTractor Boa sorte, cara! Pernambuco está contigo! Detona!”. Brigadao , essa vitória é nossa
1 day
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“@renatocastro5: @RafaelloTractor irmão,cai pra dentro sabado, sucesso sempre, tamo junto!!!”. É nóis meu brother
1 day
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“@rebeca_tmls: @RafaelloTractor Tá chegando a hora Tractor! Estamos ansiosos pela tua vitória! #UFC148”. VALEUUU
2 days
before
“@ko_reps: Fight gear- @RafaelloTractor shorts @RYUapparel @TrainingMask @kaiwaaoficial http://t.co/Ei7shZ7W” @DelinoJr
2 days
before
Delícia galera vamos kkkkk http://t.co/I9kp3iYX
3 days
before
“@kaiwaaoficial: Good luck @TheCodyMcKenzie, @patrick_cote, @rafaellotractor UFC 148 #Kaiwaa #MMA #UFC”. Thanks guys lets do this
3 days
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Somente ele "SPIDER" o melhor de todos os tempos já era fã e depois que o conheci a admiração é muito maior http://t.co/feuEBPmf
4 days
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“@KAOS9843: @RafaelloTractor Good luck bro. I look forward to seeing you get that win!”. Right on bro thanks
4 days
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“@mikeschilling82: @RafaelloTractor any other fighters coming with you?”. No sir
4 days
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“@thechrisupdate: @RafaelloTractor Have a safe trip! You'll have one more win under your belt after Saturday!”. Yes sirrrrr
4 days
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I am at the airport on my way to Vegas , love this journey , love this game UFC 148 ,thanks for the support love you guys
4 days
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“@fabriciohendrix: @RafaelloTractor Entrevista com Rafaelloo Trator http://t.co/7NemU7c5”.
4 days
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“@amesbelle: @thesavage1 @RafaelloTractor :-)”. Let's do it
4 days
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“@lucagomes_lg: @RafaelloTractor Recebi, brother! A torcida vai ser gigante por aqui... Senta a mão nele!!! Abraço”. É rochaaaa
5 days
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“@MachineMassami: @RafaelloTractor Estamos torcendo por vc irmão sabado!!!”. Valeuuuu
5 days
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“@KOreps_com: Check out the @kaiwaaoficial shirt for @rafaellotractor http://t.co/GL1zTVxz #UFC”. Olha minha camisa galera maneiríssima
5 days
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“@KOreps_com: Check out the @kaiwaaoficial shirt for @rafaellotractor http://t.co/GL1zTVxz #UFC”. That's AWSOME
5 days
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“@ChasKravMaga: @RafaelloTractor @wanessa79 great time...with awesome family and kids...had a blast”. We had an awesome time THANKS
6 days
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Thanks @chaskravmaga for this awesome day with my family and my little man Cauan , we had a great time
6 days
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“@thesavage1: @RafaelloTractor @wanessa79 happy bday ! Hope tractor bought him a lot of gifts lol”. :-)))))
6 days
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“@wanessa79: I can't believe he's 9! :) @rafaellotractor #love #family #birthday @ DD Peckers http://t.co/MFlOiMqS”. HANDSOME DUDE
6 days
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“@wanessa79: Happy Birthday Cauan!:) @rafaellotractor #love #birthday #family @ DD Peckers http://t.co/wFpCjXKg”. I want some of these :-(
6 days
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“@smtarise: @RafaelloTractor Vai com tudooo amigoooo Deus é com você!!!!”. BRIGADÃOOO
6 days
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“@wanessa79: How sweet! A surprise party for Cauan @rafaellotractor #birthday #family #love http://t.co/5cp9zewb”. AWSOME
6 days
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“@wanessa79: Iced coffee ? Yes please! @rafaellotractor #familytrip @ Dunkin' Donuts http://t.co/bBlivprE”. GOOD STUFF
6 days
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“@voldog19: @RafaelloTractor no problem.ill try my best to watch it on Facebook then #winning #wartime”. YES SIR
6 days
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“@Tx_sweet_tea: @RafaelloTractor WHISH I COULD C FIGHTbutDONT NEED 2 I KNOW WHO WINS!!!! GITEM COACH WARRR RAFA”. You already KNOW
6 days
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Passando o final de semana com a família em Charleston , só de boa , por que na próxima semana é GUERRA #ufc148
6 days
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I am in Charleston with my family enjoy the weekend , because next week it's WAR #ufc148
6 days
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“@wanessa79: Headed to SC ! @rafaellotractor #familytrip #excited http://t.co/KpVIXY1Y”. My beautiful women love you
7 days
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“@Guileite_: @RafaelloTractor Dia 7 o Cubano te ver enxergar assim... http://t.co/29yVa0zT”. KKKKKK FECHOU BROTHER VALEU
9 days
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“@003_OSP: #workflow http://t.co/3dnW51E8”. This trail mix are delicious
9 days
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“@HypeOrDie: ON MY WAY TO 170!!! IM GONNA BE SO MUCH TALLER!!! http://t.co/JHSAdZyh”. AWESOME ALMOST THERE BRO
9 days
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