Ajax loader

Br

Pro MMA Record

"Cowboy"

20-6-1

Alex Oliveira

Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Alex Oliveira
  • Pro MMA Record: 20-6-1, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Cowboy
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1988.02.21
  • Last Fight: December 08, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tata Fight Team
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $445,200 USD
  • Born: Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Alex Oliveira ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

ATS Team
(Other)
Tata Fight Team
(Primary)

Wiki

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
Wiki Contributors:

Alex Oliveira News View All

There’s been a change to the broadcast schedule for the UFC’s Fort Lauderdale event. ... (2019-04-15 20:30:00 -0400)
UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson will look to make it two wins inside of a month. The... (2019-04-06 19:00:00 -0400)
UFC Fort Lauderdale has a new main event. After going from Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Cos... (2019-04-06 11:25:44 -0400)
Episode 13 discussion: The latest fight announcements, Al Iaquinta interview, Conor M... (2019-03-29 15:00:00 -0400)
A welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Mike Perry will take place next month at UF... (2019-03-27 12:00:14 -0400)
It didn’t take long for the UFC to find Alex Oliveira a new opponent for April’s UFC ... (2019-03-27 12:00:00 -0400)
This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today on the show, we’ll be talking ab... (2019-03-27 09:15:00 -0400)
This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today on the show, we’ll be talking ab... (2019-03-27 09:15:00 -0400)
  • MMA Junkie : Islam Makhachev urges top 15 lightweights to 'stop being afraid' after UFC St. Petersburg
  • MMAFighting.com : Rizin 15 results: Jiri Prochazka wins title, Kyoji Horiguchi stops Ben Nguyen
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 7 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Card sees lowest payout of 2019
  • MMA Junkie : Rizin FF 15 results: Prochazka stops 'King Mo' to claim belt, Horiguchi wins again
  • MMA Weekly : Josh Burkman returns at LFA’s first trip to Utah in May
  • MMA Junkie : Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN+ 7
  • MMA Junkie : Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN+ 7 with Rob Zombie, Chili Peppers, vintage House of Pain
  • MMAFighting.com : Years after witnessing his father’s death, Luiz Gustavo knows success in Rizin would make him ‘f*cking proud’
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 7 Callout Collection: Who wants next after UFC St. Petersburg
  • MMA Junkie : Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN+ 7 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them
  • MMA Junkie : Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN+ 7 winners want next – and how likely they'll get it
  • MMA Junkie : Rizin FF 15 live results, video stream
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 7 Rookie Report: Rating the newcomers at UFC St. Petersburg
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 7 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in St. Petersburg
  • MMAFighting.com : Roberto Satoshi believes he can do what Aoki couldn’t: Submit 70-fight vet Kitaoka at Rizin 15
  • MMA Junkie : Alistair Overeem still wants to fight Alexander Volkov
  • MMAFighting.com : Alistair Overeem still wants Alexander Volkov fight, targets September return
  • MMA Weekly : Alistair Overeem explains why he’s not ready to start talking about title shots just yet
  • MMAFighting.com : Jiu-jitsu legend Ralph Gracie charged with felony assault
  • MMA Weekly : Khabib Nurmagomedov on Dustin Poirier fight: ‘I have to maul him, like I do with everybody’