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Alex Oliveira

Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira
  • Given Name: Alex Oliveira
  • MMA Record: 18-4-1, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Cowboy
  • Current Streak: 4 Wins
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1988.02.21
  • Last Fight: July 22, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tata Fight Team
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $195,200 USD
  • Born: Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Facebook  |  Instagram

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Alex Oliveira MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Yancy Medeiros
18-4-1 14-4-0

Us UFC 218: Holloway vs. Edgar
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.12.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:50 Round 2 of 3, 6:50 Total

Us Ryan LaFlare
17-4-1 13-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.07.22
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 170.6 lbs (77.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#27 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC on FOX 25 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:38 Round 2 of 3, 7:38 Total

Us Tim Means
16-4-1 26-7-1

Br UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.03.11
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
No Contest
3:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Tim Means
16-4-1 26-7-1

Us UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.12.30
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO
3:30 Round 3 of 3, 13:30 Total

Us Will Brooks
15-4-1 18-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 160 lbs

2016.10.01
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $43,200 ($24K Base, $19,200 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 161.5 lbs (73.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us James Moontasri
14-4-1 9-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.07.23
Odds: -215 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:33 Round 1 of 5

Us Donald Cerrone
14-3-1 28-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs. Cowboy
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.02.21
Odds: +195 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 83 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:51 Round 3 of 3, 10:51 Total

Pl Piotr Hallmann
13-3-1 15-4-0

Br UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.11.07
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 77 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Joey Merritt
12-3-1 6-0-0

Us UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.06.27
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
2:51 Round 1 of 3

Us KJ Noons
11-3-1 13-7-0

Br UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.05.30
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Submission | Armlock
4:14 Round 3 of 3, 14:14 Total

Br Gilbert Burns
11-2-1 9-0-0

Br UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.03.21
Odds: +550 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Osiris Maia
#43 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
#20 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 62 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Joilton Santos
10-2-1 9-2-0

Br Face to Face 10
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.02.21
Referee: Osiris Maia
Win | KO/TKO
2:52 Round 1 of 3

Br Douglas Aparecido
9-2-1 6-6-0

Br WOCS 38
Main Card | Catchweight | 163 lbs

2014.10.18
Win | Submission | Choke
4:18 Round 1 of 3

Br Ederson Moreira
8-2-1 11-14-0

Br WOCS 36
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 165 lbs

2014.07.18
No Contest
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Br Rogério Matias
8-2-1 8-2-0

Br CEF 10
Main Card | Vacant Title | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.05.29
Referee: Vagner Túlio
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:26 Round 1 of 3

Br Fabio Lima
7-2-1 11-7-0

Br Bitetti Combat 19
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.02.06
Win | Submission | Choke
3:44 Round 3 of 3, 13:44 Total

Br Welton Doidão
6-2-1 0-0-0

Br WOCS 32
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.12.13
Cancelled Bout Denison Neves WOCS 32 2013.12.13
Reason: Unknown
Cancelled Bout Fábio Teles Bitetti Combat 17 2013.09.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:40 Round 1 of 3

Br Thiago Macedo
5-2-1 0-0-0

Br WOCS 27
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.08.02
Referee: Francisco Pereira de Melo
Cancelled Bout Bruno da Rosa WOCS 27 2013.08.02
Draw

Br Kenedy Gualande

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2013.06.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:03 Round 2 of 3, 7:03 Total

Br Jone Garcia
4-2-0 4-5-0

Br Bitetti Combat 15
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.05.11
Referee: Flávio Almendra
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Wendell Oliveira
4-1-0 19-7-0

Br WOCS 25
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.04.12
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Daniel Silva

Br Minas Gerais Regional

2012.10.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Fabio Ohany

Br Brazil Regional

2012.08.25
Win | KO/TKO | Knees

Br Leandro Beinrothi

Br Minas Gerais Regional

2012.06.30
Loss | Submission | Choke

Wallace Dantas

Br ATS Kombat

2012.05.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Rodrigo Pitbull

Br Minas Gerais Regional

2011.12.10

Alex Oliveira Wiki Update Wiki

A well rounded Brazilian competitor, Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira worked as a construction worker and was also a bullrider before transitioning to muay thai. He trained in muay thai for a few years before switching to mixed martial arts at the age of 22.

 
Fighting out of the Tata Fight Team in Três Rios, he made his professional debut on December 10, 2011, with a knockout over local competitor Rodrigo Pitbull. He compiled a professional record of 10-1-1 (1), including a two-fight stint for Bitetti Combat, and after winning a unanimous decision over Joilton Santos, Oliveira signed with the UFC in 2015.


His first fight in the UFC saw him face off against rising welterweight prospect Gilbert Burns. With the massive amount of hype surrounding Burns, few expected the fight to go down as it did, with Oliveira successfully utilizing his long reach to keep the jiu-jitsu expert at bay for two rounds, punishing him with jabs and hooks and defending Burns' takedowns well. In the third round of a fight that the Brazilian Cowboy had been winning easily, Burns heeded to his corners advice and finally got the fight down to the floor, where he and Oliveira took turns making transitions on the canvas, before he finally tapped out Oliveira with a slick armbar.


Oliveira rebounded from the tough loss with impressive wins over K.J. Noons, Joey "Slash" Merritt, and a Performance of the Night bonus winning knockout over Piotr Hallmann. In his last fight on February 21, 2016, Brazilian Cowboy lost by triangle choke in a short notice fight against former title challenger and contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 83.


He will face welterweight prospect James Moontasri on July 23, 2016, at UFC on Fox 20.

Last updated 05.03.2016, 3:51 PM ET
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